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industrial espionage

noun
1.
the stealing of technological or commercial research data, blueprints, plans, etc., as by a person in the hire of a competing company.
Origin of industrial espionage
1960-1965
1960-65
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  • When Quillan had last met Reetal Destone, a year and a half before, the taste was being satisfied in industrial espionage.

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British Dictionary definitions for industrial espionage

industrial espionage

noun
1.
attempting to obtain trade secrets by dishonest means, as by telephone- or computer-tapping, infiltration of a competitor's workforce, etc
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