declassification declassification n. reduction by the government of restrictions on a classified document or weapon. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • déclassification — déclassifier [ deklasifje ] v. tr. <conjug. : 7> • XXe; de dé et classifier, d apr. l angl. to declassify ♦ Anglic. Rendre accessible (ce qui était classé comme secret). Déclassifier un document confidentiel et le rendre public.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • declassification — declassify ► VERB (declassifies, declassified) ▪ officially declare (information or documents) to be no longer secret. DERIVATIVES declassification noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Declassification of UFO documents — began by the United Kingdom in 2008. Russia, Ecuador, United States, France, Denmark, Brazil, Sweden, Canada and many countries follow that decision during 2009 making public all the material they had in possession. The government of New Zealand… …   Wikipedia

  • declassification — The determination that, in the interests of national security, classified information no longer requires any degree of protection against unauthorized disclosure, coupled with removal or cancellation of the classification designation …   Military dictionary

  • declassification — noun see declassify …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Déclassification — Information classifiée Pour les articles homonymes, voir Secret défense. Un document classifié typique. Page 13 d un document de la NSA (USA), partiellement décla …   Wikipédia en Français

  • declassification — See declassifiable. * * * …   Universalium

  • declassification — noun a) The process of declassifying, process of making non restricted. b) An instance of the declassifying process …   Wiktionary

  • declassification — n. act of making accessible to the public, act of removing the classification from secret documents or records …   English contemporary dictionary

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