Term: disclosive, non-disclosive Your definition or explanation: Disclosive data may lead to the identification of a specific individual. Non-disclosive data conceals the identity of the individual to which it relates. See examples. Example: First seen in this note: Sequence no. will be unique within each ... site, so when combined with the 5 digit site reference number will generate a unique (but non-disclosive) id. [Slightly modified and source deliberately withheld.] Other examples are from the quite small list offered by Google. All data must be non-disclosive (i.e. must not lead to the identification of an individual business). All figures will, therefore, be rounded and where the count deemed to be disclosive and employment/employees/turnover are shown the employment/employees/turnover will be removed. Where we remove one in a row or column another will be removed to avoid disclosure by deduction. http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/about-ons...-from-the-idbr/non-disclosive-data/index.html As a starting point in working towards this goal, WP10 is conducting a country-by-country study of present-day access arrangements to official national and European microdata, distinguishing non-disclosive data from confidential disclosive data, and aiming to identify barriers to access for researchers in each case. http://www.cessda.org/project/doc/wp10synopsis_sept08.pdf One or more places you have seen the term: See links given above. Have you looked for this term or meaning in dictionaries, and not found it? Yes ____ No ___ I looked in the OED and in the WR dictionary. No sign of it as a head word, though I found one example of disclosive in a quotation: 2000 B. L. McCormack in A. Hastings et al. Oxf. Compan. Christian Thought 65/2 When God incarnates himself, no change is effected in the divine being. The economic Trinity therefore becomes wholly disclosive of what God truly is in and for himself.