Ciphertext definition in Computer Security terms:
Definition(s): Data output from the Cipher or input to the Inverse Cipher.
Source(s): FIPS 197
Data in its encrypted form.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-133 (Superceded by Rev. 1)
NIST SP 800-152
NIST SP 800-21 Second edition (NIST SP 800-57)
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2
NIST SP 800-57 Part 3 Rev. 1
Source(s): NIST SP 800-38A
Data in its enciphered form.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 1
The output of the CCM encryption-generation process.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-38C
The encrypted form of the plaintext.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-38D
The confidential form of the plaintext that is the output of the authenticated-encryption function.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-38F
reference: CSRC Glossary