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CLASSIFIED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does classified mean? 

CLASSIFIED (noun)
  The noun CLASSIFIED has 1 sense:

1. a short ad in a newspaper or magazine (usually in small print) and appearing along with other ads of the same type

  Familiarity information: CLASSIFIED used as a noun is very rare.


CLASSIFIED (adjective)
  The adjective CLASSIFIED has 2 senses:

1. arranged into classes
2. official classification of information or documents; withheld from general circulation

  Familiarity information: CLASSIFIED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CLASSIFIED (noun)


Sense 1classified [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A short ad in a newspaper or magazine (usually in small print) and appearing along with other ads of the same type

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

classified; classified ad; classified advertisement

Hypernyms ("classified" is a kind of...):

newspaper ad; newspaper advertisement (a printed advertisement that is published in a newspaper)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "classified"):

want ad (a newspaper advertisement stating what is wanted)


CLASSIFIED (adjective)


Sense 1classified [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Arranged into classes

Similar:

categorised; categorized (arranged into categories)

grouped; sorted (arranged into groups)

Antonym:

unclassified (not arranged in any specific grouping)


Sense 2classified [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Official classification of information or documents; withheld from general circulation

Context example:

thousands of classified documents have now been declassified

Similar:

eyes-only (official classification for documents; meant to be seen by only the person to whom it is directed)

confidential (the level of official classification for documents next above restricted and below secret; available only to persons authorized to see documents so classified)

restricted (the lowest level of official classification for documents)

secret (the next to highest level of official classification for documents)

sensitive (of or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security)

top-secret (the highest official level of classification of documents)

Antonym:

unclassified (not subject to a security classification)


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