[ noun ] the trait of keeping things secret

Used in print

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

Our weapons production , our world prestige , our ideas of democracy , our actions of trust or stubbornness or secrecy or espionage ?

[ noun ] the condition of being concealed or hidden

Used in print

(Harold Rosenberg, "The Trial and Eichmann"...)

Since the magnitude of the plan made secrecy impossible , once the wheels had began to turn , persons controlling German industries , social institutions , and armed_forces became , through their anti-Semitism or their tolerance of_it , conscious accomplices of Hitler 's crimes ; whether in the last degree or a lesser one was a matter to be determined individually .