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Etymology

From French espionnage, from Middle French espionner (to spy), from Old French espion (spy), from [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] spione, from spia

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈes.pi.ə.nɑ:ʒ/, SAMPA: /"Es.pI.@.nA:Z/

'ĕs-pē-ŭ-näzh also Canadian -năzh; -nizh

Noun

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Singular
espionage

Plural
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espionage (-)
  1. The act of learning secret information through clandestine means.
  2. undercover work
  3. spying as reconnaissance

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