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Meaning of “trade secret” in the English Dictionary

"trade secret" in British English

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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

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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

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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…
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