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es·pi·o·nage

 (ĕs′pē-ə-näzh′, -nĭj)
n.
The practice of spying or of using spies to obtain secret information, especially regarding a government or business.

[French espionnage, from espionner, to spy, from Old French espion, spy, from Old Italian spione, of Germanic origin; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

espionage

(ˈɛspɪəˌnɑːʒ; ˌɛspɪəˈnɑːʒ; ˈɛspɪənɪdʒ)
n
1. the systematic use of spies to obtain secret information, esp by governments to discover military or political secrets
2. the act or practice of spying
[C18: from French espionnage, from espionner to spy, from espion spy, from Old Italian spione, of Germanic origin; compare German spähen to spy]

es•pi•o•nage

(ˈɛs pi əˌnɑʒ, -nɪdʒ, ˌɛs pi əˈnɑʒ)

n.
1. the act or practice of spying.
2. the use of spies by a government to discover the military and political secrets of other nations.
3. the use of spies by a corporation or the like to acquire the plans or technical knowledge of a competitor: industrial espionage.
[1785–95; < French espionnage, Middle French espionage=espionn(er) to spy (derivative of espion spy < Italian spione]

espionage

The act of obtaining, delivering, transmitting, communicating, or receiving information about the national defense with an intent, or reason to believe, that the information may be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation. Espionage is a violation of 18 United States Code 792-798 and Article 106, Uniform Code ofMilitary Justice. See also counterintelligence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.espionage - the systematic use of spies to get military or political secretsespionage - the systematic use of spies to get military or political secrets
undercover work, spying - the act of keeping a secret watch for intelligence purposes

espionage

noun spying, intelligence, surveillance, counter-intelligence, undercover work The authorities have arrested several people suspected of espionage.
Translations
تَجَسُّس، جاسوسِيَّهجَاسُوسِيَّة
špionáž
spionage
vakoilu
špijunaža
kémkedés
njósnir
スパイ行為
첩보 활동
šnipinėjimasšpionažas
spiegošana
špionáž
spionage
จารกรรม
hoạt động gián điệp

espionage

[ˌespɪəˈnɑːʒ] Nespionaje m
industrial espionageespionaje m industrial

espionage

[ˈɛspɪənɑːʒ] nespionnage m industrial espionage

espionage

nSpionage f

espionage

[ˌɛspɪəˈnɑːʒ] nspionaggio

espionage

(ˈespiənaːʒ) noun
the activity of spying. He has never been involved in espionage.

espionage

جَاسُوسِيَّة špionáž spionage Spionage κατασκοπεία espionaje vakoilu espionnage špijunaža spionaggio スパイ行為 첩보 활동 spionage spionasje szpiegostwo espionagem шпионаж spionage จารกรรม casusluk hoạt động gián điệp 间谍
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