from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of revealing something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. the speech act of making something evident


From Latin dis-+clausus, literally away+enclosed. (Wiktionary)



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