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Difference between Blind auction and Blind bidding

blind auctionan auction in which all parties submit sealed bids by a given date:

  • The U.S. government sells surplus equipment and confiscated goods at blind auctions on several military posts.

blind bidding—(Cinema) putting in a bid for the rental of a picture without the opportunity to see a preview:

  • Movie theater owners had to accept blind bidding from the distributors.