industrial espionage

/ɪndʌstriəl ˈɛspiənaʒ/ (say industreeuhl 'espeeuhnahzh)

noun
espionage targeted at business organisations, so as to gain information on new technology, commercial plans, etc.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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