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Detailed Synonyms for DES in English

DES:

DES [the ~] noun

  1. the DES
    – synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen; formerly used to treat menstrual problems but was found to be associated with vaginal cancers in the daughters of women so treated during pregnancy 1
    the stilbesterol; the DES; the diethylstilbesterol
    – synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen; formerly used to treat menstrual problems but was found to be associated with vaginal cancers in the daughters of women so treated during pregnancy 1
  2. the DES
    – a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry 1
    the DES; the stilbestrol; the diethylstilbestrol; the stilboestrol; the diethylstilboestrol
    – a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry 1
  3. the DES
    – An encryption algorithm that uses a 56-bit key and maps a 64-bit input block to a 64-bit output block. The key appears to be a 64-bit key, but one bit in each of the eight bytes is used for odd parity, resulting in 56 bits of usable key. 2
    the Data Encryption Standard; the DES
    – An encryption algorithm that uses a 56-bit key and maps a 64-bit input block to a 64-bit output block. The key appears to be a 64-bit key, but one bit in each of the eight bytes is used for odd parity, resulting in 56 bits of usable key. 2

Related Definitions for "DES":

  1. synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen; formerly used to treat menstrual problems but was found to be associated with vaginal cancers in the daughters of women so treated during pregnancy1
  2. a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry1
  3. An encryption algorithm that uses a 56-bit key and maps a 64-bit input block to a 64-bit output block. The key appears to be a 64-bit key, but one bit in each of the eight bytes is used for odd parity, resulting in 56 bits of usable key.2

Related Synonyms for DES