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[ ri-dak-shuhn ]


  1. the editing of text so as to hide or remove confidential or sensitive information:

    Transcripts of the hearing will be available online once the redaction is completed.

  2. the text or information that has been removed or hidden:

    Most of the redactions pertain to the privacy interests of the parties, including Social Security numbers, telephone numbers, and home addresses.

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Other Words From

  • re·dac·tion·al adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of redaction1

First recorded in 1610–20; from French rédaction, equivalent to Latin redāct(us) + -iō -ion ( def ); redact ( def )

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Example Sentences

The footage includes some redactions by the NYPD to cover things like civilians’ faces.

Unfortunately and bizarrely, the Texas complaint is riddled with redactions, those blacked-out lines of text that are typically used to shield proprietary or confidential information from the public.

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Because of redactions it is unclear what evidence there is for this claim, but Google is probably not reading your WhatsApp messages.

A copy of it includes some redactions in sections that cited Falwell’s employment agreement with Liberty.

In the end, the FAA could overturn the redactions requested by General Atomics, but that could also give the company cause to file a lawsuit of its own, furthering delaying the process.

The White House has been mediating the tug of war between the CIA and the committee over the redaction process.

Some believe that even with redaction, sharp observers might be able to figure it out.

The Latin quotations which follow are probably from some redaction or expansion of the same fiction.

The legendary matter, too, has but few traces of Jewish provenance, and is clearly not due to Jewish redaction.

This was the editio princeps of a number of forged anti-Semitic documents, of which the Nilus Protocols are the latest redaction.

Kirchhoff dated the 'later redaction' of the Odyssey between Ol.

It is in this last order that they have come down to us through Malory's redaction of the legends.





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