Definition of trade secret noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


trade secret

BrE BrE//ˌtreɪd ˈsiːkrət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtreɪd ˈsiːkrət//
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a secret piece of information that is known only by the people at a particular company to give away trade secrets The recipe for their drink is a closely guarded trade secret.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: trade secret