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cipher

 
Noun cipher has 5 senses
  1. cipher, cypher - a message written in a secret code
    --1 is a kind of message
    Derived form: verb cipher1
  2. zero, 0, nought, cipher, cypher - a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
    --2 is a kind of digit, figure
    Derived form: verb cipher2
  3. nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip - a quantity of no importance; "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"
    --3 is a kind of relative quantity
    --3 has particulars:
     nihil; bugger all, fuck all, Fanny Adams, sweet Fanny Adams
  4. cipher, cypher, nobody, nonentity - a person of no influence
    --4 is a kind of commoner, common man, common person
    --4 has particulars:
     pip-squeak, squirt, small fry; whippersnapper, jackanapes, lightweight
  5. cipher, cypher, cryptograph, secret code - a secret method of writing
    --5 is a kind of code
    Derived form: verb cipher1
Verb cipher has 2 senses
  1. encode, code, encipher, cipher, cypher, encrypt, inscribe, write in code - convert ordinary language into code; "We should encode the message for security reasons"
    --1 is one way to write
    Derived forms: noun cipher1, noun cipher5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure - make a mathematical calculation or computation
    --2 is one way to reason
    Derived form: noun cipher2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
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