1.the activity of making clear or converting from code into plain text"a secret key or password is required for decryption"
DeciphermentDe*ci"pher*ment (?), n. The act of deciphering.
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character encoding, cipher, code, cypher, encipher, encode, encrypt, inscribe, write in code - cryptanalyst, cryptographer, cryptologist - cryptanalytic, cryptographic, cryptographical, cryptologic, cryptological - decipherment, decoding, decryption - decipherer - decipherer, decoder[Dérivé]
Decipherment is the analysis of documents written in ancient languages, where the language is unknown, or knowledge of the language has been lost.
It is closely related to cryptanalysis — the difference being that the original document was not deliberately written to be difficult to decipher.
Some people have also used the word metaphorically to mean something like 'understanding'.
Examples of successful script decipherment:
Famous documents that have been the subject of decipherments, successful or failed:
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