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 for cypher
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cypher \Cy"pher\ (s?"f?r), n. & v.
     See Cipher.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a mathematical element that when added to another number
           yields the same number [syn: zero, 0, nought,
           cipher, cypher]
      2: a quantity of no importance; "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" [syn: nothing, nil, nix,
         nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg,
         naught, zero, zilch, zip, zippo]
      3: a person of no influence [syn: cipher, cypher, nobody,
      4: a secret method of writing [syn: cipher, cypher,
         cryptograph, secret code]
      5: a message written in a secret code [syn: cipher, cypher]
      v 1: convert ordinary language into code; "We should encode the
           message for security reasons" [syn: code, encipher,
           cipher, cypher, encrypt, inscribe, write in code]
      2: make a mathematical calculation or computation [syn:
         calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out,
         reckon, figure]

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