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Credit Card Glossary: Terms and Definitions

Confused by credit card terms? CreditCards.com's glossary of credit card definitions will help. From account holder to Regulation Z, we have defined the most-common and most-confusing credit card terms.


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Encryption

In credit card terms, encryption is the process of encoding credit card information for secure transmission through credit card processing networks or across the Internet.