Meaning of “decrypt” in the English Dictionary

"decrypt" in British English

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decryptverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈkrɪpt/ us /dɪˈkrɪpt/

to change electronic information or signals that were stored, written, or sent in the form of a secret code (= a system of letters, numbers, or symbols) back into a form that you can understand and use normally:

Messages encrypted using the public key can be decrypted only by someone with the private key.

(Definition of “decrypt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"decrypt" in Business English

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decryptverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈkrɪpt/ us

IT to change electronic information that was written in code (= a system of letters, numbers, or symbols) back into a form that you can understand and use normally:

The main element of the new software is the creation of a pair of numbers that work like keys to encrypt or decrypt data.
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decryption

a decryption key/program
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(Definition of “decrypt” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)