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

  • adjective (Mil.) containing information whose disclosure could result in grave danger to the national security; -- the highest of the three commonly known levels of national security classification, the others being confidential and secret.
  • adjective kept secret by very careful and strict rules for disclosure.

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  • adjective military Information classified at the highest level of sensitivity by a government, based on an assessment that it would cause exceptionally grave damage to national security if disclosed.
  • adjective A level of security clearance needed to access such information.
  • adjective figuratively Pertaining to any especially sensitive closed-room activities.

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  • adjective the highest official level of classification of documents

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