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[ dih-skloh-zher ]


  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.


/ dɪsˈkləʊʒə /


  1. something that is disclosed
  2. the act of disclosing; revelation
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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  • non·dis·clo·sure noun
  • pre·dis·clo·sure noun
  • self-dis·clo·sure noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of disclosure1

First recorded in 1590–1600; disclose + -ure
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Example Sentences

Galena West, chief of the commission’s enforcement division, cited Barrios’ unpaid position and the fact he wasn’t subject to certain disclosure requirements under the law.

The state’s nonpartisan legislative analyst is advising the Legislature to spread public awareness of sea level rise and help Californians make informed decisions about the risks of purchasing coastal properties by requiring its disclosure.

Instead of waiting for the hammer to fall, policymakers could enact coastal flooding disclosures now.

AstraZeneca stock and options owned by CEO Pascal Soriot have increased by nearly $15 million in value since early April, according to calculations by KHN based on company disclosures.

From Fortune

Campaigns had until midnight Friday to get their disclosures in.

This material has been reviewed by the CIA to prevent the disclosure of classified information.

Full disclosure: The event was held at the headquarters of IAC, the corporate parent of The Daily Beast.

Ultimately, disclosure laws are an essential tool for promoting transparent supply chains and corporate accountability.

Unless there is “a clear national security or law enforcement need,” the bias would lean toward disclosure.

It also found that as age increases, self-disclosure on social networking sites decreases.

That such advice may be a good defense a full and honest disclosure of all the facts must be made to him.

It is nothing like so important as he thinks, but its disclosure at the present moment would ruin all our plans.

Now you know, said Dangerfield, who didnt seem particularly pleased at the disclosure.

Dan called Bassett at Fraserville on the long distance telephone and told him of the disclosure.

At every new disclosure they chuckled with admiration, as though at a tremendous but splendid lie.





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