overclassification

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ classification

Noun[edit]

overclassification (uncountable)

  1. Excessive classification.
    • 2009 March 23, “They Can’t Tell You”, New York Times:
      According to the bill’s sponsor, Representative Steve Driehaus, Democrat of Ohio, there were 362,000 F.O.I.A. requests last year, and almost a third of them still remain to be processed because of overclassification.