Definition of Password

1. Noun. A secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group. "He forgot the password"

Exact synonyms: Countersign, Parole, Watchword, Word
Generic synonyms: Arcanum, Secret, Positive Identification

Definition of Password

1. n. A word to be given before a person is allowed to pass; a watchword; a countersign.

Definition of Password

1. Noun. A secret word used to gain admittance or to gain access to information; watchword. ¹

2. Noun. (computing) A string of characters used to log in to a computer or network, to access a level in a video game, etc. ¹

3. Verb. (computing transitive) To protect with a password. ¹

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Definition of Password

1. a secret word that must be spoken to gain admission [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Password

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Literary usage of Password

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. SAS 9.1.3 Language Reference: Concepts by SAS Institute (2005)
"This opens the password window for the specified data file. Assigning a password Outside of SAS A SAS password does not control access to a SAS file beyond ..."

2. Computers (1993)
"Choose a password that is hard to guess. Hint: Mix letters and numbers, ... Better yet, let the computer generate your password. i Don't use a password that ..."

3. Guide to Understanding Discretionary Access Control in Trusted Systems by Carole S. Jordan (1987)
"7.5 password DAC MECHANISMS password protection of objects ... If each user possessed his own password to each object, then the password is a ticket to the ..."

4. Automated Tools for Testing Computer System Vulnerability by Timothy Polk (1993)
"The following sections develop more specific objectives for the application of vulnerability testing tools to password mechanisms, user files, ..."

5. Base SAS(R) 9.1.3 Procedures Guide, Second Edition, Volumes 1-4 by Sas Institute (2006)
"~WRY£~E=password-modification assigns, changes, or removes a write password for the SAS file named in the MODIFY statement, password-modification is one of ..."

6. Security for Dial Up Linesby Eugene F. Troy by Eugene F. Troy (1992)
"3.2.1 password Management. The largest single security weakness in many computer systems is password selection and administration. ..."

7. Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Developer's Workshopby John Clark Craig, Jeff Webb by John Clark Craig, Jeff Webb (1998)
"If you use this application to encrypt e-mail, both you and the party at the other end must agree on a password phrase in advance. Any password phrase of ..."

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