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Block Cipher Algorithm

Acronym(s):

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Definition(s):

  A family of functions and their inverses that is parameterized by a cryptographic key; the function maps bit strings of a fixed length to bit strings of the same length.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-67 Rev. 1

  A family of functions and their inverses that is parameterized by cryptographic keys; the functions map bit strings of a fixed length to bit strings of the same length.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-38C

Synonym(s):

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