Translation of cipher in Spanish:


clave, n.

Pronunciation /ˈsaɪfər/ /ˈsʌɪfə/

See Spanish definition of clave


  • 1

    clave feminine
    cifra feminine
    a message written in cipher un mensaje cifrado / en clave
    • The enciphering and deciphering of messages in secret code or cipher is called cryptology.
    • Wilkins worked on codes and ciphers, publishing his work in 1641.
    • She was transferred to work on coding and cyphers supervised by Bletchley Park.
    • Indeed, communication security today, a collective term for all types of codes and ciphers, is probably more important than it has ever been in our history.
    • Other people taught us how to use secret inks, how to use cyphers of course, how to use radio transmitters, and how to use explosives.
    • A cipher is a sort of cryptographic coding system used to disguise information.
    • As radio was developed, the ability of the enemy to eavesdrop on radio messages brought about the development of codes and ciphers.
    • Encryption, codes and ciphers were once associated only with spies, espionage and illicit letters between lovers.
    • The first cipher broken was Serpent: the cipher universally considered to be the safest, most conservative choice.
    • British agents broke into the Spanish Embassy in Washington and stole the keys to their ciphers, enabling Bletchley Park to crack the Spanish codes.
    • The problem with mono-alphabetic ciphers like the Caesar Cipher is that they're relatively easy to crack.
    • He was also an inventor of puzzles, games, ciphers, and mnemonics, and an amateur pioneer in photography.
    • It's a computer program that's used to break ciphers, trying to crack the code of the math code.
    • A team of researchers in Sweden has cracked the final cipher and claimed the £10,000 prize.
    • One of his most damning accusations is that the agency failed to do what it was mainly designed to do: break high-level ciphers.
    • I have studied the equation-solving technique for the cryptanalysis of secret-key ciphers.
    • The second cipher, which used several different symbols for each English letter in the text, was much more difficult.
    • These cribs were essential for breaking the ciphers.
    • Thus unbreakable ciphers do exist, and are not merely a figment of abstract imagination.
    • Julius Caesar used a substitution cipher, now known as the Caesar Shift Cipher, where messages were encoded by replacing each letter in the alphabet with the letter three places along.
  • 2

    • 2.1(zero)

      cero masculine
      • From nine years observations, at Cincinnati, it appears that the thermometer falls below cypher twice every winter.

    • 2.2(Arabic numeral)

      cifra feminine
      dígito masculine

  • 3 derogatory

    he/she is a mere cipher es un cero a la izquierda
    • Governors have become mere cyphers for the decision-makers - often people with little or no practical experience of the problems faced by prison administrations.
    • Astrid throughout remains a mere cipher, a beautiful woman with a crooked smile whom the narrator met while he was a student.
    • She challenges the assumption that actors are mere ciphers channeling the influence of directors and writers.
    • At times, they resemble mere ciphers who are there to move the story on and no more.
    • Pablo is not a mere cipher, but a true collaborator.
    • He will never shed his image as a mere cypher of his father's wealthy friends and the interests of big business.
    • The characters are not mere ciphers, drawn along by the plot.
    • This sequel presents us with an almost identical plot and mere ciphers for characters.
    • He would not have got as far as he has if he were the mere unintelligent cipher that he is portrayed as being.
    • I'm less sympathetic toward Hollywood stars, mostly blank-eyed cyphers with nothing to say and an artless way of expressing it.
    • Vassily Gerello, on the other hand, was a total cipher in the title role, and the rest of the cast seemed equally vague.
    • And we finally get sufficient insight into Connot MacLeod to render him a character rather than a cipher.
    • Most of the characters rarely develop into something more than ciphers; most remain pawns in the chess game the film is playing with itself.
    • There is a longstanding principle of English parliaments that members are not party ciphers.
    • Jim should be the compassionate heart of the film and instead all he is is a cypher, pushed into clichéd situations.
    • Fforde's two previous books contain greater emotional depth, and it's disappointing to see his leading lady dwindling into a cypher.
    • The behaviour of the contestants has reduced them to little more than cyphers, their actions unsympathetic.
    • He can act as a cypher, a mouthpiece for other's voices.
    • The women seem thinly written, ciphers rather than people, making it difficult for any compelling drama to be sustained.
    • Let us treat our pupils as real people rather than ciphers, and let us encourage their minds to range as far and wide as their talents will allow them.