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

    Etymology: [From Secret.]

  2. Secrecy(noun)

    that which is concealed; a secret

    Etymology: [From Secret.]

  3. Secrecy(noun)

    seclusion; privacy; retirement

    Etymology: [From Secret.]

  4. Secrecy(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. secrecy

    In military economy this quality is peculiarly requisite. It signifies fidelity to a secret; taciturnity inviolate; close silence. Officers, in particular, should be well aware of the importance of it, as the divulging of what has been confidentially intrusted to them, especially on expeditions, might render the whole project abortive. The slightest deviation from it is very justly considered a breach of honor, as scandalous conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. In official matters the person so offending is liable to the severest punishment and penalty.

How to pronounce secrecy?

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  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. Alexander Siddig:

    Everybody is paranoid about some leak on Facebook or Instagram or YouTube… I think the secrecy is kind of understandable, but also there is an element of hype about it that makes it… the more secretive it is, the more special it is. And certainly ‘Game of Thrones’ plays that. They misinform the crowd and they give them tidbits to send them in wrong directions.

  2. Bellamy Young:

    I spoke up because I feel deeply that the secrecy of shame plays a significant part in what has kept this shift from happening before now, but never has there been a more urgent time to make sure our voices are used for truth, and I failed in that regard Monday night.

  3. Francois Canonica:

    There was no bad odour at the time, Swiss banks and their secrecy were an engine of the Swiss economy in the same vein as chocolates and watch-making.

  4. Ian Kerner:

    You can sometimes discover or explore taboos through porn that they can't in real life, the real issue is when it's kept a secret. Studies show that the main deleterious effect is not so much the content itself, but the shame and secrecy that contextualized its use.

  5. Sami Bahna:

    Competition among food manufacturers requires some secrecy about the ingredients or recipes, it took many years to get legislation to require the food industry to list on labels the 8 major food allergens.

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