private enterprise

noun

Examples of private enterprise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Western nations forced China open in 1842 after the First Opium War, the country had long maintained private enterprise, along with steady, pre-industrial technological progress. Evan Osborne, National Review, 9 Apr. 2024 In the first week of March, Zhejiang Daily, the official paper of the Communist Party in the eastern province of Zhejiang, published an opinion piece and an editorial on WeChat, urging netizens to stop attacking private enterprises and entrepreneurs. Laura He, CNN, 13 Mar. 2024 When the opportunity arose, Albán, previously a farming cooperative member, turned Media Luna into the first private enterprise authorized in Ciego de Ávila. Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald, 8 Mar. 2024 By increasing its reliance on private enterprise through schemes like CLPS, NASA hopes to foster the budding space economy, drive competition and lower its expenses. Robert Hart, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 Though the price of wheat flour has decreased almost 30% year over year, shortages of bread have been ongoing for months in provinces like Guantanamo and Sancti Spiritus, prompting the local governments to partner with private enterprises that can buy the flour abroad. Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald, 1 Mar. 2024 Suddenly, the private enterprises that once regarded DEI initiatives as a necessary concession to this menacing movement began to regard their investments in DEI as an unaffordable luxury. Noah Rothman, National Review, 21 Dec. 2023 By lowering inflation and paying off our debt, Congress can help bring down interest rates which can allow not only potential for home ownership but also private enterprise growth. Eleanor Dearman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 Feb. 2024 The issue is the sale of public space for private enterprise benefitting the few. Reader Commentary, Baltimore Sun, 26 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of private enterprise was in 1789

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“Private enterprise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/private%20enterprise. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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