Meaning of “disclosure” in the English Dictionary

"disclosure" in American English

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disclosurenoun [ C/U ]

us /dɪˈskloʊ·ʒər/

something that was not previously known, or the act of giving such information to the public:

[ C ] Some of the disclosures in the final report were very surprising.
[ U ] Full financial disclosure is required.

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

"disclosure" in Business English

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uk /dɪsˈkləʊʒər/ us

[ 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.

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