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business

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1 transactions or economic support provided by customers
  • Only places that are equal opportunity employers will get my business.
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2 a commercial or industrial activity or organization
  • Most of the local businesses belong to the association.
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3 something to be dealt with
  • We have one piece of business remaining for today's meeting.
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4 the buying and selling of goods especially on a large scale and between different places
  • The store is now open for business.
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5 the action for which a person or thing is specially fitted or used or for which a thing exists
  • Plants going about the business of photosynthesis provide the Earth with a renewable source of oxygen.
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6 a region of activity, knowledge, or influence
  • If you want a medical malpractice lawyer, he's the best in the business.
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7 a specific task with which a person or group is charged
  • The interrogators demanded to know what business the suspect had in the restricted area at that time of night.
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8 the act or fact of violating the trust or confidence of another
  • He's been giving his partner the business for years.
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Synonym Discussion of business

business, commerce, trade, industry, traffic mean activity concerned with the supplying and distribution of commodities. business may be an inclusive term but specifically designates the activities of those engaged in the purchase or sale of commodities or in related financial transactions. commerce and trade imply the exchange and transportation of commodities. industry applies to the producing of commodities, especially by manufacturing or processing, usually on a large scale. traffic applies to the operation and functioning of public carriers of goods and persons.

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