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

 

encryption

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɪnˈkrɪpʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkrɪpʃn//
 
[uncountable](computing)
 
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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