Meaning of cryptarithm in English:

cryptarithm

noun

Mathematics
  • A mathematical puzzle in which an arithmetical proposition is expressed in letters, each letter standing for one of the ten digits, the task being to find what digit each letter stands for.

Origin

1940s. From crypto- + Greek ἀριθμός number, after either cryptarithmetic or French cryptarithmie.

Pronunciation

cryptarithm

/ˈkrɪptəˌrɪð(ə)m/