What is decryption?

  • (noun): The activity of making clear or converting from code into plain text.
    Example: "A secret key or password is required for decryption"
    Synonyms: decoding, decipherment

Some articles on decryption:

Benaloh Cryptosystem - Scheme Definition - Message Decryption
... To understand decryption, we first notice that for any m,u we have Since m < r and, we can conclude that if and only if m = 0 ... By precomputing values, using the Baby-step giant-step algorithm, decryption can be done in time ...
Disk Encryption and Trusted Platform Module
... These implementations can wrap the decryption key using the TPM, thus tying the hard disk drive (HDD) to a particular device ... from that particular device and placed in another, the decryption process will fail ... Recovery is possible with the decryption password or token ...
Cryptosystem - Meaning in The Context of Cryptography
... to implement a particular form of encryption and decryption ... of three algorithms one for key generation, one for encryption, and one for decryption ... is often used to refer to a pair of algorithms, one for encryption and one for decryption ...
Damgård–Jurik Cryptosystem - Decryption
... Ciphertext Compute ... If c is a valid ciphertext then ...