classified Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “classified” in the English Dictionary

"classified" in American English

See all translations

classifiedadjective

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

"classified" in Business English

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of classified?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“classified” in Business English

Word of the Day

parade

a large number of people walking or in vehicles, all going in the same direction, usually as part of a public celebration of something

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More