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English definition of “classified”


adjective     /ˈklæsɪfaɪd/
classified documents and information are officially kept secret and can only be seen by people who have high authority or special permission : Security employees discovered that classified information and passwords had been leaked onto the internet . classified evidence / material / records He was caught taking highly classified documents from the National Archives .
[before noun] relating to the small advertisements in newspapers , magazines , or on websites that offer jobs or to sell or buy things: The help-wanted classified sections are overflowing with ads for managers .
used to describe information that is arranged by type : Classified data will increase 50% a year as more economies begin using broadband technology . The classified catalogue tells you which publications on a particular subject are available in the library .
(Definition of classified adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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