secrecy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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secrecynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈsiː.krə.si/
the ​state of being ​secret or of ​keeping something ​secret: The ​content of her ​report is shrouded in secrecy (= being ​keptsecret). I'd ​love to ​tell you about it, but Martin's sworn me to secrecy (= made me ​promise not to ​tell anyone). There has been ​strongcriticism of the secrecy surrounding the ​negotiations.
(Definition of secrecy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “secrecy”
in Arabic سِرَية…
in Korean 비밀 유지…
in Portuguese segredo, sigilo, reserva…
in Catalan secretisme, reserva…
in Japanese 機密性, 秘密主義…
in Chinese (Simplified) 秘密…
in Turkish gizlilik, mahremiyet…
in Russian секретность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 秘密,保密…
in Italian segretezza…
in Polish tajemnica…
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