classified: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (klas'u-fīd"), [key]
— adj.
  1. arranged or distributed in classes or according to class: We plan to review all the classified specimens in the laboratory.
  2. of or designating the part or parts of a publication that contain advertisements or lists arranged by category: Look under “plumbers” in the classified pages of the telephone book. He found a job for a “typist” in the classified section of the newspaper.
  3. (of information, a document, etc.)
    1. bearing the designation classified.
    2. available only to authorized persons. Cf. classification (def. 5).
  4. confidential or secret: The firm's promotional budget for next year is classified information.
  5. identified as belonging to a specific group or category, as one to which benefits or restrictions apply: Classified buildings are eligible for state-funded restoration. The bank has a list of classified customers to whom it will not make large loans.
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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