Definition of espionage noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

espionage

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈɛspiəˌnɑʒ//
 
, 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 spying 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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