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  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.
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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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Related Words for disclosure

acknowledgment, leak, admission, confession, publication, discovery, exposure, picture, tip-off, tip, make, snitch, betrayal, handout, broadcast, advertisement, declaration, rundown, enlightenment, squeal

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British Dictionary definitions for disclosure


  1. something that is disclosed
  2. the act of disclosing; revelation
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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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