declassification


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de·clas·si·fy

 (dē-klăs′ə-fī′)
tr.v. de·clas·si·fied, de·clas·si·fy·ing, de·clas·si·fies
To remove official security classification from (a document).

de·clas′si·fi′a·ble adj.
de·clas′si·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.

declassification

The determination that, in the interests of national security, classified information no longer requires any degree of protection against unauthorized disclosure, coupled with removal or cancellation of the classification designation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.declassification - reduction or removal by the government of restrictions on a classified document or weapon
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
classification - restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people
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declassification

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