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English definition of “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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