What does secrecy mean?

Definitions for secrecy
ˈsi krə sise·cre·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. secrecy, secretiveness, silence(noun)

    the trait of keeping things secret

  2. privacy, privateness, secrecy, concealment(noun)

    the condition of being concealed or hidden


  1. secrecy(Noun)

    Concealment; the condition of being secret or hidden

  2. secrecy(Noun)

    The habit of keeping secrets.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Secrecy(noun)

    the state or quality of being hidden; as, his movements were detected in spite of their secrecy

  2. Secrecy(noun)

    that which is concealed; a secret

  3. Secrecy(noun)

    seclusion; privacy; retirement

  4. Secrecy(noun)

    the quality of being secretive; fidelity to a secret; forbearance of disclosure or discovery

  5. Origin: [From Secret.]


  1. Secrecy

    Secrecy is the practice of hiding information from certain individuals or groups, perhaps while sharing it with other individuals. That which is kept hidden is known as the secret. Secrecy is often controversial, depending on the content of the secret, the group or people keeping the secret, and the motivation for secrecy. Secrecy by government entities is often decried as excessive or in promotion of poor operation; excessive revelation of information on individuals can conflict with virtues of privacy and confidentiality.

How to pronounce secrecy?

  1. Alex
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How to say secrecy in sign language?

  1. secrecy


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of secrecy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of secrecy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of secrecy in a Sentence

  1. Karl von Clausewitz:

    The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy.

  2. Ken Dyson:

    That's just because of the secrecy that was drilled into me.

  3. Chris Horner:

    This is far less a proper common interest agreement than a sweeping cloak of secrecy.

  4. Daniel Patrick Moynihan:

    Secrecy is for losers. For people who do not know how important the information really is.

  5. David Lorenz:

    It's the secrecy. It's the silence. It's because I was silent for so long, they rely on that.

Images & Illustrations of secrecy

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