# Definitions and Synonyms of *cipher* | Another word for *cipher* | What is *cipher? *

*Definition 1: a secret method of writing - [noun denoting communication]*

*Synonyms for cipher in the sense of this definition*

*(**cipher* is a kind of ...) a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy

*cipher*is a kind of ...) a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy

*Definition 2: a message written in a secret code - [noun denoting communication]*

*Definition 3: a person of no influence - [noun denoting person]*

*Synonyms for cipher in the sense of this definition*

*(**cipher* is a kind of ...) a person who holds no title

*cipher*is a kind of ...) a person who holds no title

*(... is a kind of **cipher* ) someone who is small and insignificant

*cipher*) someone who is small and insignificant

*(... is a kind of **cipher* ) someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous

*cipher*) someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous

*Definition 4: a quantity of no importance - [noun denoting quantity]*

*Samples where cipher or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*it looked like nothing I had ever seen before**reduced to nil all the work we had done**we racked up a pathetic goose egg**it was all for naught**I didn't hear zilch about it*

*Synonyms for cipher in the sense of this definition*

*(**cipher* is a kind of ...) a quantity relative to some purpose

*cipher*is a kind of ...) a quantity relative to some purpose

*(... is a kind of **cipher* ) (Latin) nil; nothing (as used by a sheriff after an unsuccessful effort to serve a writ)

*cipher*) (Latin) nil; nothing (as used by a sheriff after an unsuccessful effort to serve a writ)

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*"nihil habet"*### (... is a kind of *cipher* ) little or nothing at all

*"I asked for a raise and they gave me bugger-all"**"I know sweet Fanny Adams about surgery"**Definition 5: a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number - [noun denoting quantity]*

*Definition 6: make a mathematical calculation or computation - [verb of cognition]*

*Synonyms for cipher in the sense of this definition*

*(**cipher* is a kind of ...) think logically

*cipher*is a kind of ...) think logically

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*"The children must learn to reason"*### (... is a kind of *cipher* ) find the solution

*"solve an equation"**"solve for x"*### (... is a kind of *cipher* ) combine by multiplication

*"multiply 10 by 15"*### (... is a kind of *cipher* ) perform a division

*"Can you divide 49 by seven?"*### (... is a kind of *cipher* ) estimate the value of

### (... is a kind of *cipher* ) calculate a derivative; take the derivative

### (... is a kind of *cipher* ) calculate the integral of; calculate by integration

### (... is a kind of *cipher* ) plot a map of (land)

### (... is a kind of *cipher* ) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

*"I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"*### (... is a kind of *cipher* ) make a budget

### (... is a kind of *cipher* ) compute the present value of a business or an income

### (... is a kind of *cipher* ) make a subtraction

*"subtract this amount from my paycheck"*### (... is a kind of *cipher* ) make an addition by combining numbers

*"Add 27 and 49, please!"*### (... is a kind of *cipher* ) apply quantum theory to; restrict the number of possible values of (a quantity) or states of (a physical entity or system) so that certain variables can assume only certain discrete magnitudes that are integral multiples of a common factor

*"Quantize gravity"*### (... is a kind of *cipher* ) calculate the root of a number

### (... is a kind of *cipher* ) perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information

*"The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech"*### (... is a kind of *cipher* ) divide or assess proportionally

*"The rent was prorated for the rest of the month"*### (... is a kind of *cipher* ) calculate incorrectly

*"I miscalculated the number of guests at the wedding"*### (... is a kind of *cipher* ) calculate anew

*"The costs had to be recalculated"*### (... is a kind of *cipher* ) compute the average of

### (... is a kind of *cipher* ) resolve into factors

*"a quantum computer can factor the number 15"*### (*cipher* has a similar meaning as ...) be calculated

*"The fees work out to less than $1,000"**(cipher* belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

## Definition 7: convert ordinary language into code - [verb of communication]

### Samples where cipher or its synonyms are used according to this definition

*We should encode the message for security reasons*

### Synonyms for cipher in the sense of this definition

### (*cipher* is a kind of ...) convert information into code

*"encode pictures digitally"*