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classified

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adjective clas·si·fied \ ˈkla-sə-ˌfīd \

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 in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of classified

1789


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classified

noun

Definition of classified

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

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First Known Use of classified

1952


CLASSIFIED Defined for English Language Learners

classified

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adjective

Definition of classified for English Language Learners

  • : arranged in groups with similar things

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


classified

noun

Definition of classified for English Language Learners

  • : 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


CLASSIFIED Defined for Kids

classified

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adjective clas·si·fied \ ˈkla-sə-ˌfīd \

Definition of classified for Students

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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