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CIPHER, or CYPHER (from Arab. sifr, v...

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 379 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CIPHER, or CYPHER (from Arab. sifr, void), the symbol o, nought, or zero; and so a name for symbolic or secret writing (see CRYPTOGRAPHY), or even for shorthand (q.v.), and also in elementary education for doing simple sums (" ciphering ").
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