Definitions for declassification

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•clas•si•fydiˈklæs əˌfaɪ(v.t.)-fied, -fy•ing.

  1. to remove the security classification that restricts access to (information, a document, etc.).

Origin of declassify:

1860–65

de•clas`si•fi•ca′tion(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. declassification(noun)

    reduction or removal by the government of restrictions on a classified document or weapon

Wiktionary

  1. declassification(Noun)

    The process of declassifying, process of making non-restricted.

  2. declassification(Noun)

    An instance of the declassifying process.

Freebase

  1. Declassification

    Declassification is the process of documents that formerly were classified as secret ceasing to be so restricted, often under the principle of freedom of information. Procedures for declassification vary by country. Papers may be withheld without being classified as secret, and eventually made available.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. declassification

    The determination that, in the interests of national security, classified information no longer requires any degree of protection against unauthorized disclosure, coupled with removal or cancellation of the classification designation.

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