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Definitionto come up with a way of doing something — typically a creative idea or plan
- Originally, Tarot had been devised as a secret means to pass along ideologies banned by the Church.Chapters 19-20 (39% in)
- Then he devised an ingenious treasure hunt to ensure only Sophie would find it.Chapters 29-30 (74% in)
- Working in concert with France's King Philippe IV, the Pope devised an ingeniously planned sting operation to quash the Templars and seize their treasure, thus taking control of the secrets held over the Vatican.Chapters 37-38 (36% in)
- Many great minds in history had invented cryptologic solutions to the challenge of data protection: Julius Caesar devised a code-writing scheme called the Caesar Box; Mary, Queen of Scots created a transposition cipher and sent secret communiqués from prison; and the brilliant Arab scientist Abu Yusuf Ismail al-Kindi protected his secrets with an ingeniously conceived polyalphabetic substitution cipher.Chapters 47-48 (30% in)
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