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trade-in a used thing accepted as partial payment for a new one, esp. an automobile. [4 definitions]
trade in to exchange an old thing for a new thing, usually paying something in addition for the new item.
trade journal a periodical written for and distributed, sometimes free of charge, to members of a particular industry or profession.
trademark a name, symbol, or other distinctive device used to identify a product, and usu. officially registered to restrict its use to the owner or manufacturer. [4 definitions]
trade name the name by which a product or service is known in a trade or to the general public; brand name; trademark. [2 definitions]
tradeoff the trading of one thing for another, usu. perceived as being advantageous or conciliatory.
trade paperback a paperback book that resembles a hard cover book in size and content and is sold in bookstores, as opposed to smaller and less expensive paperback books.
trader a person who engages in trade; dealer; merchant. [2 definitions]
trade route any route regularly followed by traders in ships, caravans, or the like.
trade school a school, often a secondary school, in which the emphasis is on the teaching of skilled trades.
trade secret something such as a formula, device, or process that is the guarded property of only one business or individual and provides an advantage over competitors in afield.
tradesman a man employed in trade, esp. retail; dealer.
tradespeople persons working in trade; tradesmen; tradeswomen.
tradeswoman a woman employed in trade; dealer.
trade union a labor union consisting of workers who are skilled in a particular craft or trade, esp. as distinguished from a union for workers in a given company or industry.
trade wind a wind or wind system in the tropics and subtropics that blows steadily toward the equator, usu. from a northeasterly direction north of the equator and southeasterly south of it.
trading the act or activity of exchanging items or buying or selling goods. [2 definitions]
trading post a store or station, usu. in a remote, sparsely populated area, in which local products can be traded for goods brought from distant markets.
trading stamp a stamp given as a premium to a retail customer that can be accumulated with other such stamps and traded in specified quantities for specified merchandise.
tradition the process of handing down a culture's beliefs, customs, and mores from one generation to the next, or the psychological force that this process exerts. [2 definitions]
traditional of or pertaining to customs and ways of doing things within a particular culture that are passed down from one generation to the next with little change. [3 definitions]