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disclosure

noun
 
 
/dɪsˈkləʊʒər/
[C or U] (also financial disclosure) FINANCE a private financial record that a person or company must show to the government, investors, banks, etc. for business purposes, or the fact of making this record available: Her financial disclosure describes her work for the company as "consulting/media/public relations." Disclosure of sales and operating profit has confirmed the company's growth within the electronics sector.
[U] INSURANCE the act of making information available to an insurance company when you get insurance or make a claim (= ask for a payment), especially personal information about your health, age, etc.: Insurers may request the disclosure of existing genetic test results.
[C or U] LAW private, personal, or secret information that you must tell to someone such as a court judge, the police, or a government organization, or the duty to give them this information: The FDA requires pharmaceutical companies to provide full disclosure about the risks of their drug products.
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