Definition of disclosure in English:


Syllabification: dis·clo·sure
Pronunciation: /disˈklōZHər


  • 1The action of making new or secret information known: a judge ordered the disclosure of the government documents
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    • The dilemma of whether or not to release information illustrates that disclosure is an area of fine judgments.
    • Perhaps in ordinary parlance this is disclosure of confidential information in the interests of the bank.
    • Thus, it might be asked why disclosure of information is not separately mentioned in the above typology.
    revelation, declaration, announcement, news, report; leakpublishing, broadcasting; revelation, communication, release, uncovering, unveiling, exposure, exposé; leakage
  • 1.1A fact, especially a secret, that is made known: the government’s disclosures about missile programs
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    • These disclosures allowed account holders to cap the level of penalties and interest relating to their unpaid tax.
    • Their holidays were shattered daily with embarrassing, and potentially fatal, headlines and disclosures.
    • As yet there is no word on the disclosures from Downing Street.


late 16th century: from disclose, on the pattern of closure.

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