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encryptverb [T]

us   /ɪnˈkrɪpt/
to put information into a special form so that most people cannot read it: Protected websites will tell you that the transfer is encrypted, and your browser will usually display a symbol confirming this.
encryption
noun [U] us   /ɪnˈkrɪp·ʃən/
Never give out a credit number online unless the site has encryption software.
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encryptverb [T]

uk   /ɪnˈkrɪpt/ us  
IT to protect private information by putting it into a form that can only be read by people who have the permission to do so: The software encrypts data that is sent over the internet. The email is encrypted, so you need to enter a password to read it.
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encryption
noun [U]
Our wireless network uses the latest data encryption standard. An encryption key is needed to decode the data.
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