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

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "trade secret" - English Dictionary

See all translations

trade secretnoun [C]

uk   us  
a piece of information about a product that is known only to the particular company that makes it: The exact ingredients of Coca-Cola are a trade secret. 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 trade secret.
Translations of “trade secret”
in Chinese (Traditional) 商業秘密, 秘密…
in Chinese (Simplified) 商业秘密, 秘密…
(Definition of trade secret from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of trade secret?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “trade secret” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
stretch the truth

to say something that is not completely honest in order to make someone or something seem better than it really is

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With the USA’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most

Read More 

generation pause noun
generation pause noun
July 06, 2015
informal young adults who are not able to do things previously typical for their age group such as buy a home or start a family because of lack of money Meanwhile, a new study released last week revealed a quarter of Brits believe they’ll never own a property, leading them to be

Read More