en·​tre·​pre·​neur·​ial | \ ˌäⁿn-trə-p(r)ə-ˈn(y)u̇r-ē-əl How to pronounce entrepreneurial (audio) , -ˈnər-\

Definition of entrepreneurial

: having to do with the creation and development of economic ventures : of, relating to, characteristic of, or suited to an entrepreneur entrepreneurial skills/ambitions/projects entrepreneurial zeal With your colleagues and the kids out of the way, what do you buy for that spouse or friend who's gone the entrepreneurial route and is working at home?— Don Crabb Harvard Business School, long known as a gateway to corporate America, last October established a beachhead in the nation's entrepreneurial epicenter, California's Silicon Valley.— Marc Ballon … economic development is more likely to occur (if at all) in the more entrepreneurial southern region.— Sarah Searight also : engaged or interested in the development of economic ventures an ambitious and entrepreneurial young woman a company founded by a group of entrepreneurial scientists

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entrepreneurialism \ ˌäⁿn-​trə-​p(r)ə-​ˈn(y)u̇r-​ē-​ə-​li-​zəm How to pronounce entrepreneurialism (audio) , -​ˈnər-​ \ noun
The map shows the distribution of high-tech manufacturing firms in the southeastern United States …, helping to identify towns and cities that are lodestones of high-tech entrepreneurialism. — John Tierney
entrepreneurially \ ˌäⁿn-​trə-​p(r)ə-​ˈn(y)u̇r-​ē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce entrepreneurially (audio) , -​ˈnər-​ \ adverb
… some 25 teams, drawn mostly from the ranks of universities and entrepreneurially minded engineers … — Joseph Hooper

First Known Use of entrepreneurial

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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