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noun cipher pronunciation in British English /ˈsaɪfə(r)/
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or cypher cipher pronunciation in British English

  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a secret system of writing, used for sending messages so that no one can understand them unless they know the system
    in cipher (=using a cipher): The letter was written in cipher.
  2. 2
    [countable] someone who has no power, or who is not important
    He was only a cipher.
  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    3
    a design combining or interweaving letters or initials; a monogram.
    They had their family's cipher engraved on silver spoons and forks.
    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 27/09/2014 14:48:00

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