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emporium

noun em·po·ri·um \im-ˈpr-ē-əm, em-\

: a store or shop

plural em·po·ri·ums also -ria \-ē-ə\

Full Definition of EMPORIUM

1
a :  a place of trade; especially :  a commercial center
b :  a retail outlet <a hardware emporium> <a pizza emporium>
2
:  a store carrying many different kinds of merchandise

Examples of EMPORIUM

  1. <an emporium for home electronic equipment filled with stuff I didn't know I needed but now desperately want>

Origin of EMPORIUM

Latin, from Greek emporion, from emporos traveler, trader, from em- 2en- + poros passage, journey — more at fare
First Known Use: 1586

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

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