arranged or distributed in classes or according to class: We plan to review all the classified specimens in the laboratory.
designating the part or parts of a publication that contain advertisements or lists arranged by category: The classified section of our little local newspaper is full of ads for garage sales and cleaning ladies.
(of information, a document, etc.)
available only to authorized persons.: Compare classification (def. 5).
bearing the designation classified.
confidential or secret: The firm's promotional budget for next year is classified information.
identified as belonging to a specific group or category, as one to which benefits or restrictions apply: Classified buildings are eligible for state-funded restoration. The bank has a list of classified customers to whom it will not make large loans.
- non·clas·si·fied, adjective
- su·per·clas·si·fied, adjective
- well-clas·si·fied, adjective
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How to use classified in a sentence
Ossoff and Warnock also have spent a lot of time talking about their Republican opponents’ financial past, particularly stock trades the two made after they received classified briefings on the Covid-19 pandemic while they were in office.9 questions about the Georgia Senate runoffs you were too embarrassed to ask | Ella Nilsen | November 30, 2020 | Vox
Both Perdue and Loeffler have taken heat for stock trades made after they received classified briefings on the Covid-19 pandemic while they were in office.David Perdue and Jon Ossoff advance to Georgia Senate runoff | Ella Nilsen | November 6, 2020 | Vox
The agency will also pass along classified information from intelligence agencies about efforts they detect from adversaries seeking to undermine the election and advise states on how to protect against such attacks.DHS plans largest operation to secure U.S. election against hacking | Joseph Marks | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
A group of small defense contractors would come together to pursue classified projects as part of a secret task force, with him and an associate on payroll.How a ‘diabolical’ former DEA staffer conned the intelligence community | Rachel Weiner | October 28, 2020 | Washington Post
China’s online classified ad leader will take over Renrenche’s Hong Kong entity, while offering at least $4 million in loans to its mainland operations, said the people, asking not to be identified because the transaction is private.From billion-dollar valuation to bust: Chinese tech unicorn now may be worth just over $1,000 | Brett Haensel | October 22, 2020 | Fortune
Schiff told The Daily Beast that he was given a classified briefing about the Sony attack from the intelligence community Friday.
This material has been reviewed by the CIA to prevent the disclosure of classified information.
“Those are areas that we should probably get into in a classified hearing,” the defense secretary said.The Pentagon Is Officially Clueless About the ISIS War | Tim Mak | November 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One in five Pennsylvania inmates are classified as mentally ill.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On | Tina Brown | November 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But one day, scanning the classified ads in The Minneapolis Tribune, she saw a job opportunity that appealed to her.
For accuracy, 500 to 1000 leukocytes must be classified; for approximate results, 200 are sufficient.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Classify each leukocyte seen, and calculate what percentage each variety is of the whole number classified.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
These may be again classified under many different heads, as there are many kinds and grades of each.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
The latter had already prepared a cabinet of pigeon-holes, arranged and classified by the names of Balzacian characters.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
He did not at all agree with his correspondent that eight classified workhouses were better than one general establishment.English Poor Law Policy | Sidney Webb
British Dictionary definitions for classified
arranged according to some system of classification
government (of information) not available to people outside a restricted group, esp for reasons of national security
(of information) closely concealed or secret
(of advertisements in newspapers, etc) arranged according to type
British (of newspapers) containing sports results, esp football results
(of British roads) having a number in the national road system. If the number is preceded by an M the road is a motorway, if by an A it is a first-class road, and if by a B it is a secondary road
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