Meaning of “trade secret” in the English Dictionary

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"trade secret" in British English

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trade secretnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌtreɪd ˈsiː.krət/ us /ˌtreɪd ˈsiː.krət/

(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 their ketchup 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 valuable piece of information about a product, project, etc. which is known only to people in the company involved, and which is kept secret from competitors:

He was fired for revealing the company's trade secrets to a competitor.

(Definition of “trade secret” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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