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[dih-skloh-zher] /dɪˈskloʊ ʒər/
the act or an instance of disclosing; exposure; revelation.
that which is disclosed; a revelation.
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 forms
nondisclosure, noun
predisclosure, noun
self-disclosure, noun Unabridged
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  • Then, in answer to the lightkeeper's questions, came the disclosure of the truth.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "I pit 'em there," he whispered; and drew back to watch the effect of his disclosure.

    Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant
  • The nature of this disclosure was painful to his relatives and discreditable to his memory.

    The Watcher J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Of course this disclosure led to the reunion of the fugitive and his friend.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • George went on to say, first whistling to mark the surprise he felt over the disclosure.

British Dictionary definitions for disclosure


something that is disclosed
the act of disclosing; revelation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for disclosure

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

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