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  • plaintext usually a single compound word in cryptography and computing.

Noun

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plain text

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plain text (-)
  1. (cryptography) Un-encrypted text, text that is readable.
    Using the sophisticated code was useless since the spy merely stole the plain text from the waste basket.
  2. (computing) Data which consists only of human-readable text, as opposed to machine-readable binary data.

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plain text (not comparable)
  1. (computing) Consisting only of plain text.

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