Cryptic

Definition of Cryptic

Cryp´tic   Pronunciation: krĭp´tĭk
a.1.Hidden; secret; occult.
2.incomprehensible to those not familiar with the culture or jargon; as, the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms.
3.having a secret or hidden meaning; as, cryptic symbols engraved in stone; cryptic writings.
3.having a puzzling terseness; as, a cryptic note.
4.not evident; unrecognized; as, a cryptic infection.
5.written in a code or cipher; as, a cryptic message.

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