classified

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

classify +‎ -ed

Verb[edit]

classified

  1. simple past tense and past participle of classify
    Make sure all the field observations are classified by species.

Adjective[edit]

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classified (comparative more classified, superlative most classified)

  1. Formally assigned by a government to one of several levels of sensitivity, usually (in English) top secret, secret, confidential, and, in some countries, restricted; thereby making disclosure to unauthorized persons illegal.
    We do not discuss specific interrogation techniques because they are classified information.
  2. Not meant to be disclosed by a person or organization.
    I won't say who I'm going to the prom with; that's classified.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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From classified advertisement, by shortening.

Noun[edit]

classified (plural classifieds)

  1. (informal) A classified advertisement in a newspaper or magazine.
    He ran a classified for the tools he wanted to sell.
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