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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·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||declassification - reduction or removal by the government of restrictions on a classified document or weapon|
classification - restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people
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n (of information) → Freigabe f
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