cipher

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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "cypher."
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (code)
a. la cifra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
We have been unable to crack the cipher.No hemos podido resolver la cifra.
b. la clave
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The information is sensitive, so we must send it in a cipher.La información es delicada, así que debemos mandarla en clave.
c. el código
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
This team has developed a highly sophisticated cipher.Este equipo ha creado un código sumamente sofisticado.
2.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(nobody)
a. el cero a la izquierda
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The boss's son is really just a cipher; he doesn't really do much here.El hijo del jefe es un cero a la izquierda; aquí no hace nada útil.
3.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(number)
a. el cero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The temperature was five degrees below cipher.La temperatura estaba a cinco grados bajo cero.
4. (digit)
a. la cifra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The cipher zero is not written exactly the same as the letter "O."La cifra cero no se escribe exactamente igual que la letra "O".
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to encode)
a. cifrar
The leaders of the resistance had a method of ciphering their communications.Los líderes de la resistencia tenían un método para cifrar sus comunicaciones.
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cipher
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (code)
a. la clave f, cifra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (fig)
a.
he's a mere cipheres un don nadie
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cipher [ˈsaɪfəʳ]
noun
1 (0, zero) cero (m); (any number, initials) cifra (f); (Arabic numeral) cifra (f); número (m)
2 (secret writing) cifra (f); código (m)
in cipher cifrado; en clave
3 (monogram) monograma (m)
4 (person)
he's a mere cipher es un cero a la izquierda
transitive verb
1 [+code, calculations, communications] cifrar
2 (Mat) calcular
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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