Meaning of “encrypt” in the English Dictionary

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

"encrypt" in American English

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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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"encrypt" in Business English

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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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