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trade secret

noun
1.
a secret process, technique, method, etc., used to advantage in a trade, business, profession, etc.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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trade secret

noun
1.
a secret formula, technique, process, etc, known and used to advantage by only one manufacturer
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