Date: | 1300-1400 |

Language: | Old French |

Origin: | cifre, from Medieval Latin cifra, from Arabic sifr 'empty, zero' |

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ci‧pher**, cypher**

1 [uncountable and countable] formal a system of secret writing [= code]:

an expert in ciphers

messages written in cipher

2 [countable] someone who is not important and has no power or influence :

At work, she was a cipher, a functionary, nothing more.

3 literaryHM [countable] the number 0 [= zero]

Definition of cipher from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic MATHS

the topic MATHS

angle
arc
area
axis
base
C
calculator
constant
contain
cos
curve
cut
diameter
dimension
domain
equal(a)
equal(v)
express
expression
face
figure
formula
function
graph
grid
log
math
mathematics
matrix
mean
minute
multiply
N
number
parallel
percentage
pi
plane
plus(n)
plus(a)
plus sign
power
proof
ratio
root
scale
section
segment
solid(a)
solid(n)
solution
solve
square(a)
square(n)
square(v)
square(a)
sum
term
value
variable
vector
vertical
volume
work
X

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