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|Of the nature of a cipher; of no weight or influence.
|a message written in a secret code
|a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
|a quantity of no importance
it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
reduced to nil all the work we had done
we racked up a pathetic goose egg
it was all for naught
I didn't hear zilch about it
|a person of no influence
|a secret method of writing
|A character  which, standing by itself, expresses nothing, but when placed at the right hand of a whole number, increases its value tenfold.
|convert ordinary language into code
We should encode the message for security reasons
|make a mathematical calculation or computation
|To use figures in a mathematical process; to do sums in arithmetic.
|To write in occult characters.