from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Informal Covert intelligence operations designed to disrupt the economy or upset the political situation in another country.
  • Informal Unethical behavior, especially acts undertaken to destroy the credibility or reputation of an opponent.
  • Informal Commercial espionage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. underhand commercial or political behavior designed to discredit an opponent


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