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Definition of espionage noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//ˈɛspiəˌnɑdʒ//
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the activity of secretly getting important political or military information about another country or of finding out another company's secrets by using spies synonym spy Some of the commercial activities were a cover for espionage. She may call it research; I call it industrial espionage. see also counter-espionage
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