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hidden

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disguised price rise

a decrease in the quantity or quality of a good or service sold at an unchanged price. Suppliers may reduce the quantity or quality of a good in order to improve unit profit margins or contain cost increases, but need to be mindful of consumers' reactions to these moves once they have become aware of the situation.
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Geocaching, pronounced ``geo-cashing,'' is a rapidly growing world-wide sport that uses Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers to locate stashes hidden by others.
As Jane described other unusual occurrences, such as more frequent business trips for John during this time, her attorney recognized the probability that John had hidden significant assets from his soon-to-be ex-wife.
Segal based the series on his own life; he used to live in the Valley community of Hidden Hills (though the series itself is shot in Pasadena).
To enhance separation of duties and internal control, only the specific names of hidden files or directories required in an employee's job-related tasks need be disclosed.
NEWHALL - A group of Hidden Valley homeowners, upset that Valley Street is closed at Calgrove Boulevard, will ask the City Council today to reconsider a decision to permanently close the road and block residents' private access.
NEWHALL - A group of Hidden Valley homeowners, upset that Valley Street is closed at Calgrove Boulevard, wants the homeowners association to consider suing the city for blocking the road and their private access.