adjective see trigraph

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  • trigraphic — (ˈ)trī|grafik adjective 1. : of, relating to, or consisting of a trigraph a trigraphic unit 2. : proceeding (as in encipherment) by groups of three letters at a time trigraphic substitution …   Useful english dictionary

  • trigraphic — tri·graph·ic (trī grăfʹĭk) adj. 1. Of, relating to, or being a trigraph. 2. Of, relating to, or being a substitution or procedure by groups of three characters or elements at a time in encoding, decoding, or cryptanalysis.   tri·graphʹi·cal·ly… …   Universalium

  • trigraphic — tri·graph·ic …   English syllables

  • trigraph — trigraphic /truy graf ik/, adj. /truy graf, grahf/, n. a group of three letters representing a single speech sound, as eau in beau. [1830 40; TRI + GRAPH] * * * …   Universalium

  • Trifid cipher — In classical cryptography, the trifid cipher is a cipher invented around 1901 by Felix Delastelle, which extends the concept of the bifid cipher to a third dimension, allowing each symbol to be fractionated into 3 elements instead of two. That is …   Wikipedia

  • trigraph — noun Date: circa 1836 1. three letters spelling a single consonant, vowel, or diphthong < eau of beau is a trigraph > 2. a cluster of three successive letters < the, ion, and ing are high frequency trigraphs > • trigraphic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Substitution cipher — In cryptography, a substitution cipher is a method of encryption by which units of plaintext are replaced with ciphertext according to a regular system; the units may be single letters (the most common), pairs of letters, triplets of letters,… …   Wikipedia

  • trigraphically — See trigraphic. * * * …   Universalium

  • Canopus, Decree of — ▪ Egyptian inscription       ancient bilingual, trigraphic Egyptian (Egyptian language) decree that provided a key for deciphering hieroglyphic and demotic scripts. The decree, written in Greek, demotic, and hieroglyphs, was promulgated March 7,… …   Universalium

  • trigraph — /ˈtraɪgræf/ (say truygraf), / graf/ (say grahf) noun a group of three letters representing a single speech sound, as eau in beau. –trigraphic /traɪˈgræfɪk/ (say truy grafik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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