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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)
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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