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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers, Military
passwordpass‧word /ˈpɑːswɜːd $ ˈpæswɜːrd/ ●●● S2 W2 noun [countable]  1 TDa secret group of letters or numbers that you must type into a computer before you can use a system or program Enter your password, then click on the ‘proceed’ icon. Give your user name and password.2 PMLET/ALLOWa secret word or phrase that someone has to say before they are allowed to enter a place such as a military camp
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passwordA password must then be entered to start the system up again.However, if the module's manager changes its password at a later date, this information is cancelled.Thus, banks suggest that each private key password also be used as an integral part of the encryption algorithm.Alas, since such passwords are also difficult to remember, they tend to be written down near the computer.The thing is supposed to be a defense against Trojan horses, worms, viruses and weak passwords.Don't let anyone know your password.
From Longman Business Dictionarypasswordpass‧word /ˈpɑːswɜːdˈpæswɜːrd/ noun [countable]COMPUTING a series of secret letters or numbers that must be put into a computer before it can be usedSome hackers even change the company password, making the system inaccessible to employees.
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