Definition of commerce noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɒmɜːs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːmɜːrs//
[uncountable] International relations
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trade, especially between countries; the buying and selling of goods and services leaders of industry and commerce Wordfinderboom, business, commerce, embargo, import, market, monopoly, sanction, tariff, trade see also Chamber of Commerce See related entries: International relations Word Originmid 16th cent. originally in the sense of social interaction between people: from French, or from Latin commercium ‘trade, trading’, from com- ‘together’ + mercium (from merx, merc- ‘merchandise’).Extra examples She has little experience of the world of commerce. The marketplace was where commerce was traditionally carried on. The marketplace was where merchants engaged in commerce. commerce between China and Africa commerce between Germany and Italy the development of commerce with Asia Leaders of industry and commerce met at the summit in Paris.
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