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1classified

adjective clas·si·fied \ˈkla-sə-ˌfīd\

: arranged in groups with similar things

: kept secret from all but a few people in the government

Full Definition of CLASSIFIED

1
:  divided into classes or placed in a class <classified ads>
2
:  withheld from general circulation for reasons of national security <classified information>

Examples of CLASSIFIED

  1. The part of the report that includes classified information was removed before the report was made public.

First Known Use of CLASSIFIED

1889

2classified

noun

: a small advertisement that is grouped with others that are like it in a special section of a newspaper or magazine or on a Web site

Full Definition of CLASSIFIED

:  an advertisement grouped with others according to subject —usually used in plural

First Known Use of CLASSIFIED

1952
CLASSIFIEDS Defined for Kids

classified

adjective clas·si·fied \ˈkla-sə-ˌfīd\

Definition of CLASSIFIED for Kids

1
:  arranged in groups with other similar things <a classified advertisement>
2
:  kept secret from all but a few people in government <classified information>

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