e-commerce

noun, often attributive
e-com·​merce | \ˈē-ˌkä-(ˌ)mərs \

Definition of e-commerce 

: commerce conducted via the Internet

First Known Use of e-commerce

1993, in the meaning defined above

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e-commerce

noun

English Language Learners Definition of e-commerce

: activities that relate to the buying and selling of goods and services over the Internet

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