Definition of Declassification

1. Noun. Reduction or removal by the government of restrictions on a classified document or weapon.

Generic synonyms: Decrease, Diminution, Reduction, Step-down
Antonyms: Classification
Derivative terms: Declassify



Definition of Declassification

1. Noun. The process of declassifying, process of making non-restricted. ¹

2. Noun. An instance of the declassifying process. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Declassification

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declared
declaredly
declaredness
declarement
declarements
declarer
declarers
declares
declareth
declaring
declass
declasse
declassed
declasses
declassification (current term)
declassifications
declassified
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declassify
declassifying
declassing
declaw
declawed
declawing
declaws
declension
declensional
declensionism
declensionist

Literary usage of Declassification

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"The addition of a full-text search capability made possible more complex queries. declassification Before any classified documents were publicly released, ..."

2. Secrecy: Report of the Commission on Protecting & Reducing Government Secrecy by Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Larry Combest (1997)
"declassification Under Past Executive Orders declassification has been addressed in some degree of detail in every national security executive order since ..."

3. Freedom of Information Act Guide and Privacy Act Overview, (1996) by DIANE Publishing Company (1997)
"144 Id^ § 5.4(b); see also 14, § 3.6 (establishing mandatory declassification review program as non-FOIA mechanism for persons to seek access to classified ..."

4. Information Security Program Regulation: U.S. Dept. of Defenseby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"declassification instructions on such documents or material need not be restated to conform with subsection 4-202. (See also subsection 4-400). ..."

5. Creating the New World: Stories & Images from the Dawn of the Atomic Age by Theodore Rockwell (2003)
"Going Civilian—declassification and Public Review of Safety 177 Suddenly Civilian... Creating Zirconium and Hafnium Industries...Procurement of Equipment. ..."

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