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espionage

noun [U]     /ˈespiənɑːʒ/
the activity of secretly collecting and reporting information , especially secret political , military , business , or industrial information : engage in/conduct/commit espionage Three people were also accused of engaging in espionage against a rival firm . corporate / industrial / economic espionage
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