transposition cipher
noun Date: 1939 a cipher in which the letters of the plaintext are systematically rearranged into another sequence — compare substitution cipher

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  • 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

  • Permutation cipher — In classical cryptography, a permutation cipher is a transposition cipher in which the key is a permutation.To apply a cipher, a random permutation of size e is generated (the larger the value of e the more secure the cipher). The plaintext is… …   Wikipedia

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