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classifiedadjective

 us   /ˈklæs·əˌfɑɪd/
(of ​information) ​officiallysecret: These ​documentscontain classified ​material.
(Definition of classified from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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classifiedadjective

uk   us   /ˈklæsɪfaɪd/
classified ​documents and ​information are ​officiallykeptsecret and can only be seen by ​people who have high ​authority or ​specialpermission: Security ​employees discovered that classified ​information and ​passwords had been ​leaked onto the ​internet. classified ​evidence/​material/​records He was ​caught takinghighly classifieddocuments from the National Archives.
[before noun] relating to the ​smalladvertisements in ​newspapers, ​magazines, or on ​websites that ​offerjobs 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 ​broadbandtechnology. The classified ​catalogue tells you which publications on a particular ​subject are ​available in the library.
(Definition of classified from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “classified”
in Chinese (Simplified) 机密的, 保密的…
in Turkish gizli, mahrem…
in Russian секретный, засекреченный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機密的, 保密的…
in Polish poufny…
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