disclosure

[ dih-skloh-zher ]
/ dɪˈskloʊ ʒər /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. disclination,
  2. disclose,
  3. disclosing,
  4. disclosing agent,
  5. disclosing solution,
  6. discman,
  7. disco,
  8. disco-,
  9. discobolus,
  10. discogenic

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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British Dictionary definitions for self-disclosure

disclosure

/ (dɪsˈkləʊʒə) /

noun

something that is disclosed
the act of disclosing; revelation
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Word Origin and History for self-disclosure

disclosure

n.

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

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