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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

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

Synonyms for cipher in the sense of this definition

(cipher is a kind of ...) a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled

"he sent a three-word message"

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

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

(... is a kind of 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

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

"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]

Synonyms for cipher in the sense of this definition

(cipher is a kind of ...) one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration

"0 and 1 are digits"

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

"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"

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