top-secret

[ top-see-krit ]
/ ˈtɒpˈsi krɪt /

adjective (of information, a document, etc.)

bearing the classification top-secret, the highest level of classified information.
limited to persons authorized to use anything so classified.Compare classification(def 5).

Nearby words

  1. top-hole,
  2. top-level,
  3. top-notch,
  4. top-of-the-line,
  5. top-off,
  6. top-shell,
  7. top-sider,
  8. top-up card,
  9. topagnosia,
  10. topagnosis

Origin of top-secret

First recorded in 1940–45; top1 + secret

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British Dictionary definitions for top-secret

top-secret

adjective

containing information whose disclosure would cause exceedingly grave damage to the nation and therefore classified as needing the highest level of secrecy and security
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