classified clas‧si‧fied [ˈklæsfaɪd] adjective
classified information or documents are ones that the government has ordered to be kept secret:

• classified documents relating to defence contracts

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classified UK US /ˈklæsɪfaɪd/ adjective
classified documents and information are officially kept secret and can only be seen by people who have high authority or special permission: »

Security employees discovered that classified information and passwords had been leaked onto the internet.


classified evidence/material/records


He was caught taking highly classified documents from the National Archives.

[before noun] relating to the small advertisements in newspapers, magazines, or on websites that offer jobs or to sell or buy things: »

The help-wanted classified sections are overflowing with ads for managers.

used to describe information that is arranged by type: »

Classified data will increase 50% a year as more economies begin using broadband technology.


The classified catalogue tells you which publications on a particular subject are available in the library.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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