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secret

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈsiːkrət/
an important piece of information that only a few people know and that should not be told to anyone else: The ingredients of the drink are a closely-guarded secret. a national/military/state secret
→  See also trade secret
Translations of “secret”
in Korean 비밀, 비결…
in Arabic سِرّ…
in French secret…
in Turkish sır, esrar…
in Italian segreto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 秘密, 奧秘, 秘訣…
in Russian секрет, тайна…
in Polish tajemnica, sekret…
in Spanish secreto…
in Portuguese segredo…
in German das Geheimnis…
in Catalan secret…
in Japanese 秘密, 機密, 内緒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 秘密, 奥秘, 秘诀…
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