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disclosure

[dih-skloh-zher] /dɪˈskloʊ ʒər/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of disclosing; exposure; revelation.
2.
that which is disclosed; a revelation.
3.
Patent Law. (in a patent application) the descriptive information imparted by the specification claims, drawings, and models submitted.
Origin of disclosure
1590-1600
1590-1600; disclose + -ure
Related forms
nondisclosure, noun
predisclosure, noun
self-disclosure, noun
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  • Then, in answer to the lightkeeper's questions, came the disclosure of the truth.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Felicite awaited, on the morrow, a disclosure which did not come.

  • The nature of this disclosure was painful to his relatives and discreditable to his memory.

    The Watcher J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • His only comments on the disclosure of kinship were a "Humph!"

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • George went on to say, first whistling to mark the surprise he felt over the disclosure.

British Dictionary definitions for disclosure

disclosure

/dɪsˈkləʊʒə/
noun
1.
something that is disclosed
2.
the act of disclosing; revelation
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Word Origin and History for disclosure
n.

1590s; see disclose + -ure. Formed in English, perhaps on model of closure.

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