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cipher

noun [C]  /ˈsɑɪ·fər/ us  

cipher noun [C] (SECRET WRITING)

a system of writing that most people cannot understand, so that the message is secret; a code : We spent a lot of time figuring out the enemy’s cipher.

cipher noun [C] (NOTHING)

a zero, or a person or thing that has no value or importance: In the hands of a lesser actor, the role could have easily been a cipher.
Translations of “cipher”
in Spanish código…
in French code…
in German die Chiffre…
in Chinese (Traditional) 密語, 密碼, 暗號…
in Chinese (Simplified) 密语, 密码, 暗号…
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