1. Početna slova imena i prezimena, monogram;
2. Tajno pismo, pismo tajnim znacima (naročito brojevima) mesto slovima, naročito u obaveštajnoj službi, diplomatiji i vojsci.
ETYM Old Fren. cifre zero, French Chiffre figure (cf. Spanish cifra, Late Lat. cifra), from Arabic çifrun, çafrun, empty, cipher, zero, from çafira to be empty. Related to Zero.
1. A message written in a secret code; SYN. cypher.
2. A person of no influence; SYN. cypher, nobody, nonentity.
3. A secret method of writing; SYN. cypher, cryptograph, secret code.
4. A code.
5. An encoded character.
6. A zero.
ETYM French, from Latin codex, caudex, the stock or stem of a tree, a board or tablet of wood smeared over with wax, on which the ancients originally wrote; hence, a book, a writing.
1. A set of rules or principles or laws especially written ones; SYN. codification.
2. A coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy.
3. (Computer science) The symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions; SYN. computer code.
In law, the body of a country’s civil or criminal law. The Code Napoléon in France 1804–10 was widely copied in European countries with civil law systems.
chiefly British variant of CIPHER.
1. Metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into a lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated.
2. A lever that actuates a mechanism when depressed.
3. A list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations.
4. Something crucial for explaining.
5. A coral reef off the southern coast of Florida; SYN. cay, Florida keys.