decrypt de‧crypt [diː'krɪpt] verb [transitive]
COMPUTING to change a message or information that was written in computer code back into a form that can be read and understood by everyone:

• Only key employees will be allowed to decrypt sensitive documents.

— decryption noun [uncountable] — compare encrypt

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decrypt UK US /dɪˈkrɪpt/ verb [T]
IT to change electronic information that was written in code (= a system of letters, numbers, or symbols) back into a form that you can understand and use normally: »

The main element of the new software is the creation of a pair of numbers that work like keys to encrypt or decrypt data.

Compare ENCRYPT(Cf. ↑encrypt)
decryption noun [C or U]

a decryption key/program

Compare ENCRYPTION(Cf. ↑encryption)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • decryption — See decrypt. * * * …   Universalium

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  • decryption — n. act of decoding data with the aid of a secret key or password (Computers) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • decryption — de·cryp·tion …   English syllables

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