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clear text

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

plain text

Definition(s):

  Unencrypted information that may be input to an encryption operation. Note: Plain text is not a synonym for clear text. See clear text.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under plain text from IETF RFC 4949 Ver 2 - Adapted

  Information that is not encrypted.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 from ISO/IEC 7498-2

  Information that is not encrypted.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 under Clear Text

  Intelligible data, the semantic content of which is available.
Source(s):
NISTIR 5153 under Clear-text from ISO DIS 10181-2