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1. Done, maintained, or held out of public view or in secret.
2. Revealing what is done out of public view: a behind-the-scenes report on the workings of the mayor's office.
1. happening out of view of the public; done, held, or kept in secret.
2. occurring backstage.
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|Adj.||1.||behind-the-scenes - designed and carried out secretly or confidentially; "a sub-rosa report"; "has their under-the-table backing"|
covert - secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed; "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"