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a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry

synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen

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Data Encryption Standard, which has a 56-bit key, and actually triples the strength of that standard.
The government has consistently endorsed a single-key encryption system called the Data Encryption Standard, which has been the source of much controversy over the last 15 years, though no one has been able to show that it can easily be broken.
Power LogOn is protected by smartcard's Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES), keeping confidential material protected from everyone except for the registered Power LogOn user.
The AES standard will replace the Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) standard currently used for high-security applications.
The number of products worldwide that implemented the NIST Data Encryption Standard (DES), including Triple DES, grew rapidly from 1999 through June 2001, but leveled off by December 2001.
The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) includes a 256-bit key; the previous Data Encryption Standard (DES), which the government adopted in 1977, used a 56-bit key and was surpassed by the 128-bit encryption adopted in the private sector in the early 1990s.
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