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disclosure

[dih-skloh-zher]
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noun
  1. the act or an instance of disclosing; exposure; revelation.
  2. that which is disclosed; a revelation.
  3. Patent Law. (in a patent application) the descriptive information imparted by the specification claims, drawings, and models submitted.

Origin of disclosure

First recorded in 1590–1600; disclose + -ure
Related formsnon·dis·clo·sure, nounpre·dis·clo·sure, nounself-dis·clo·sure, noun
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disclosure

noun
  1. something that is disclosed
  2. the act of disclosing; revelation
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Word Origin and History for disclosure

n.

1590s; see disclose + -ure. Formed in English, perhaps on model of closure.

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