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encryptverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈkrɪpt/
to put ​information into a ​specialform so that most ​people cannot ​read it: Protected ​websites will ​tell you that the ​transfer is encrypted, and ​yourbrowser will usually ​display a ​symbolconfirming this.
encryption
noun [U]  us   /ɪnˈkrɪp·ʃən/
Never give out a ​creditnumberonlineunless the ​site has encryption ​software.
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encryptverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪnˈkrɪpt/
IT to ​protectprivateinformation 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 ​wirelessnetwork uses the latest ​data encryption ​standard. An encryption ​key is needed to decode the ​data.
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