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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
1590-1600
1590-1600; disclose + -ure
Related forms
nondisclosure, noun
predisclosure, noun
self-disclosure, noun
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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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