Meaning of “classified ad” in the English Dictionary

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"classified ad" in British English

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classified adnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌklæs.ɪ.faɪd ˈæd/ us /ˌklæs.ɪ.faɪd ˈæd/ also classified, US also want ad

(Definition of “classified ad” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"classified (ad)" in American English

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classified (ad)noun [ C ]

us /ˈklæs·əˌfɑɪd (ˌæd)/ also want ad

a small advertisement in a newspaper or magazine offering or requesting a job, furniture, cars, houses, etc.

(Definition of “classified (ad)” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"classified ad" in Business English

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classified adnoun [ C ]

uk us also classified advertisement, also want ad, also UK small ad HR, MARKETING

one of the small advertisements in a newspaper, magazine, or on a website that offers a job or to sell or buy something:

To find job opportunities in your area, look through classified ads and sign up with local employment recruiters.
More than 30 million classified ads are posted on Craigslist each month.

(Definition of “classified ad” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)