1 rare The quality of being enigmatic or mysterious.
The degree to which a component of a cell, especially an enzyme or receptor, is limited in access or exposure to a substance with which it interacts; the property of being inaccessible or unavailable in this manner.
Cryptic coloration or behaviour; = crypsis .
4In information theory: a conceptual measure of the complexity of a system as represented by the difficulty of proceeding from a full description of it to a compressed or coded description.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The New Review. From cryptic + -ity see -icity.