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

  

venture

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈventʃə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈventʃər//
 
Running a business
 
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a business project or activity, especially one that involves taking risks synonym undertaking A disastrous business venture lost him thousands of dollars. see also joint venture See related entries: Running a business Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘adventure’, also ‘risk the loss of’): shortening of adventure.Extra examples The company has set up a joint venture with a company in Austria. The directors of the company refused to undertake such a risky venture. a cooperative venture by companies at the science park a joint-venture company The project is a joint venture between the public and private sectors.
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