a secret process, technique, method, etc., used to advantage in a trade, business, profession, etc.
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Origin of trade secret
First recorded in 1900–05
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Example sentences from the Web for trade secret
A more or less successful imitation of Trappist Tamie, a trade-secret triumph of Savoy.The Complete Book of Cheese|Robert Carlton Brown
British Dictionary definitions for trade secret
a secret formula, technique, process, etc, known and used to advantage by only one manufacturer
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