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noun, often attributive \ˈdät-ˌkäm\

: a company that sells its products or services only on the Internet

Full Definition of DOT-COM

:  a company that markets its products or services usually exclusively online via a Web site

Origin of DOT-COM

from the use of .com in the URLs of such companies
First Known Use: 1994


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