Code Word
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Code Word

1. A word that has been assigned a classification and a classified meaning to safeguard intentions and information regarding a classified plan or operation. 2. A cryptonym used to identify sensitive intelligence data.

Code Word

The two­-word form is used to designate the operations, plans, or activities of military, diplomatic, intelligence, or other organizations.

Code Word

A word that has been assigned a classification and a classified meaning to safeguard intentions and information regarding a classified plan or operation.

Code Word
  1. A word that has been assigned a classification and a classified meaning to safeguard intentions and information regarding a classified plan or operation; and
  2. A cryptonym used to identify sensitive intelligence data.
    • Also, a single word assigned a classified meaning by appropriate authority to ensure proper security concerning intentions and to safeguard information pertaining to actual, real-world military plans or operations classified as CONFIDENTIAL or higher.
    • Also, a single classified word assigned to represent a specific SAP or portions thereof.
    • Also, a prearranged word used in communication or conversation to disguise the identity of someone or something or to convey a meaning other than its conventional meaning.
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Code Word has been defined 4 different ways in documents like Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, NSA Glossary, Glossary of Security Terms, Definitions, and Acronyms, and 1 more.

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