Definition of industrial espionage in English:

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industrial espionage


[mass noun]
Spying directed towards discovering the secrets of a rival manufacturer or other industrial company.
Example sentences
  • Insider trading should be regulated by existing criminal laws that prohibit industrial espionage and the theft of trade secrets and sensitive commercial information.
  • Workplace safety, industrial espionage, theft and criminal activity, rather than terrorist threats, often are the main security issues in commercial office buildings.
  • French and Spanish naval architects, for instance, resorted to industrial espionage to steal the construction secrets of ships such as the Victory.
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