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Definition of "privacy" []

  • The quality or condition of being secluded from the presence or view of others. (noun)
  • The state of being free from unsanctioned intrusion: a person's right to privacy. (noun)
  • The state of being concealed; secrecy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "privacy" in a sentence
  • "A fundamental notion in privacy is the idea of different spheres."
  • "Among the people, indeed, what we term privacy in the Occident does not exist."
  • "In an attempt to discredit the understanding of Spyware, a more formal classification of its included software types is captured under the term privacy-invasive software"