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The methods used in clandestine operations such as espionage.
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the skills learned from experience in a trade, often used to refer to the skills spies use to avoid being detected
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|Noun||1.||tradecraft - skill acquired through experience in a trade; often used to discuss skill in espionage; "instructional designers are trained in something that might be called tradecraft"; "the CIA chief of station accepted responsibility for his agents' failures of tradecraft"|
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