trade secret Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “trade secret” in the English Dictionary

"trade secret" in British English

See all translations

trade secretnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​piece of ​information about a ​product that is ​known only to the ​particularcompany that makes it: The ​exactingredients of ​Coca-Cola are a ​tradesecret. informal a ​piece of ​information that you are not ​willing to ​tell anyone: My ​aunt won't ​tell anyone her ​age - she says that it's a ​tradesecret.
(Definition of trade secret from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"trade secret" in American English

See all translations

trade secretnoun [C]

 us   /ˈtreɪd ˈsi·krɪt/
a ​piece of ​information about a ​product that is ​known only to the ​company that makes it: The ​recipe for ​theirketchup is a trade secret.
(Definition of trade secret from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"trade secret" in Business English

See all translations

trade secretnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​valuablepiece of ​information about a ​product, ​project, etc. which is known only to ​people in the ​company involved, and which is ​keptsecret from ​competitors: He was ​fired for revealing the company's tradesecrets to a ​competitor.
(Definition of trade secret from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “trade secret”
in Chinese (Simplified) 商业秘密, 秘密…
in Chinese (Traditional) 商業秘密, 秘密…
What is the pronunciation of trade secret?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

harvest

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More