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 Dictionary entry overview: What does confidentiality mean? 

  The noun CONFIDENTIALITY has 2 senses:

1. the state of being secret
2. discretion in keeping secret information

  Familiarity information: CONFIDENTIALITY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The state of being secret

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

you must respect the confidentiality of your client's communications

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

concealment; privacy; privateness; secrecy (the condition of being concealed or hidden)

Sense 2confidentiality [BACK TO TOP]


Discretion in keeping secret information

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

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

circumspection; discreetness; discretion; prudence (knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress)

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