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trade secret

n.
A secret formula, method, or device that gives one an advantage over competitors.

trade secret

n
(Commerce) a secret formula, technique, process, etc, known and used to advantage by only one manufacturer

trade′ se′cret


n.
a secret method, device, process, or formula, used to competitive advantage in a business.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.trade secret - a secret (method or device or formula) that gives a manufacturer an advantage over the competition
secret - something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on); "the combination to the safe was a secret"; "he tried to keep his drinking a secret"
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trade secret

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References in classic literature ?
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James Jay, brother of John, went to the grave with his secret formula.
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Before you pick up the phone to ask about his secret formula, the 47-year-old Sharp, who works for an engineering company, admit s it's nothing to do with him.
In the 1994 book Secret Formula, which drew from interviews with former executives and access to Coca-Cola's corporate archives, reporter Frederick Allen noted that multiple changes were made to the formula over the years, News.