Definition of encryption noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈkrɪpʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkrɪpʃn//
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the act of putting information into a special code, especially in order to prevent people from looking at it without authority Firewalls, data encryption and other standard security mechanisms protect the network. opposite decryption