Definition of disclosure in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪsˈkləʊʒə/


[mass noun]
1The action of making new or secret information known: a judge ordered the disclosure of the government documents
More example sentences
  • 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, surprising fact, divulgence, declaration, announcement, news, report;
exposé, leak;
admission, confession
publishing, broadcasting;
revelation, revealing, making known, communication, divulging, divulgence;
release, uncovering, unveiling, exposure;
Law  discovery
rare divulgation
1.1 [count noun] A fact, especially a secret, that is made known: the government’s disclosures about missile programmes
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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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