un·​clas·​si·​fied | \ ˌən-ˈkla-sə-ˌfīd How to pronounce unclassified (audio) \

Definition of unclassified

1 : not subject to a security classification unclassified information
2 : not placed or belonging in a class

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Recent Examples on the Web The revelations about the unclassified report, compiled by the director of national intelligence and the secretary of defense, are likely to only stir public fascination over the unexplained aircraft. NBC News, 4 June 2021 Soon the Department of Defense and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence will deliver an unclassified report to Congress on unidentified aerial phenomena, commonly known as UFOs. Karlyn Bowman, Forbes, 3 June 2021 Some former federal officials have teased that the unclassified June 1 report will include unexplainable events. Dustin Barnes, USA TODAY, 28 May 2021 The unclassified report, compiled by the director of national intelligence and the secretary of defense, aims to make public what the Pentagon knows about unidentified flying objects and data analyzed from such encounters. NBC News, 17 May 2021 As head of the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2014, Feinstein fought both the Obama-era CIA and Republicans to release unclassified portions of a massive government investigation into U.S. use of torture. Jennifer Haberkorn, Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2021 Racially motivated extremists were determined to be the most likely to instigate mass-casualty attacks against civilians, according to the unclassified summary. Nicole Sganga, CBS News, 18 Mar. 2021 Biden’s team plans to do more of its cybersecurity work at the unclassified level so that secrecy laws won’t be a needless impediment to communication about new and emerging threats. Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner, 12 Mar. 2021 According to an unclassified report from the U.S. intelligence community, Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized influence campaigns aimed at hurting President Biden's candidacy during the 2020 election and boost former President Trump. Olivia Gazis, CBS News, 15 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of unclassified

1815, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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11 Jun 2021

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“Unclassified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unclassified. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unclassified

: not kept secret by the government


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