1. Articles of personal property annexed, installed, affixed, or attached to leased premises by the tenant, as a necessary part of the tenant's trade or business.
2. A fixture that is essential to the trade or profession of the owner, tenant, or proprietor. Although trade fixtures are often attached to real property, they are considered personal property and are often required to be removed upon expiration of a commercial lease. Ownership of trade fixtures transfers with real property only if the business itself is also sold. Synonymous with furniture, fixtures, and equipment.