# Meaning of cypher in English

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## Pronunciation

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## Verb

cypher### Definitions

1. convert ordinary language into code#### Examples

- « We should encode the message for security reasons »

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- 2. make a mathematical calculation or computation
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## Noun

cypher### Definitions

1. a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number#### Derived terms

- 2. a quantity of no importance
#### Examples

- « it looked like nothing I had ever seen before »
- « reduced to nil all the work we had done »
- « we racked up a pathetic goose egg »
- « it was all for naught »
- « I didn't hear zilch about it »

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- 3. a person of no influence
- 4. a secret method of writing
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- 5. a message written in a secret code
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