e-commerce

noun, often attributive
e-com·​merce | \ ˈē-ˌkä-(ˌ)mərs How to pronounce e-commerce (audio) \

Definition of e-commerce

: commerce conducted via the Internet

First Known Use of e-commerce

1993, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about e-commerce

Time Traveler for e-commerce

Time Traveler

The first known use of e-commerce was in 1993

See more words from the same year

Statistics for e-commerce

Cite this Entry

“E-commerce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/e-commerce. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for e-commerce

e-commerce

noun
How to pronounce e-commerce (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of e-commerce

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on e-commerce

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with e-commerce

Spanish Central: Translation of e-commerce

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about e-commerce

Comments on e-commerce

What made you want to look up e-commerce? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

March 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • field of crocuses
  • Which is a synonym of rectitudinous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!