Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of revealing or uncovering.
  • noun Something uncovered; a revelation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The hatching of the young from the egg, as in birds and reptiles, or the escape of insects from the pupa-case.
  • noun The act of disclosing; a making known or revealing; discovery; exposure; exhibition.
  • noun That which is disclosed or made known: as, his disclosures were reduced to writing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of disclosing, uncovering, or revealing; bringing to light; exposure.
  • noun That which is disclosed or revealed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of revealing something.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the speech act of making something evident

Etymologies

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From Latin dis-+clausus, literally away+enclosed.

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