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trade secret

noun

Simple Definition of trade secret

  • : something (such as a special way of doing or making something) that is known only by the company that uses it and is protected from competitors

Full Definition of trade secret

  1. :  something (as a formula) which has economic value to a business because it is not generally known or easily discoverable by observation and for which efforts have been made to maintain secrecy

1862

First Known Use of trade secret

1862


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