re·​dac·​tion | \ ri-ˈdak-shən How to pronounce redaction (audio) \

Definition of redaction

1 : an act or instance of redacting something
2 : a work that has been redacted : edition, version

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Other Words from redaction

redactional \ ri-​ˈdak-​shnəl How to pronounce redactional (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective

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The attorneys later filed a version with the redactions intact. Aruna Viswanatha, WSJ, "Manafort’s Lawyers Reveal New Details of His Links to Kiev Associate," 8 Jan. 2019 There were also 2,000 calls related to the shooting, police said, and the department has only three analysts qualified to oversee redactions on 911 calls. David Montero,, "Nearly 750 hours of video and 2,000 calls to 911 in Vegas shooting. Almost all of it remains unseen and unheard," 27 Mar. 2018 When the organization that submitted Cleveland’s bid was ordered by a court to release a version publicly, most of the key pages had redactions making the bid difficult to analyze, including the title page and table of contents. Nathan M. Jensen, WSJ, "The Amazon HQ2 Fiasco Was No Outlier," 14 Dec. 2018 The court wants the redaction process to be completed by Aug. 8, when the 900-page report is expected to be made public. Dom Calicchio, Fox News, "Report on 300 'predator priests' can go public, court says," 28 July 2018 Jackson has asked to see four search warrant affidavits without government redactions in private. Washington Post, "U.S. judge demands FBI agent’s presence as Manafort asks to toss evidence in Mueller probe," 23 May 2018 The 2017 redaction failure showed that Facebook gave extended access to Chrysler/Fiat, Lyft, Airbnb, and Netflix, among others—a point that Facebook says Six4Three got wrong. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Facebook also let dating apps have further access to Graph API back in 2015," 5 Dec. 2018 This week the Justice Department turned over to Congress a set of seven documents, which include Comey's contemporaneous notes and emails to top FBI officials with some redactions of classified information. Pamela Brown, CNN, "Justice Dept. watchdog looking into Comey's handling of memos," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of redaction

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for redaction

French rédaction, from Late Latin redaction-, redactio act of reducing, compressing, from Latin redigere to bring back, reduce, from re-, red- re- + agere to lead — more at agent

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