Definition of the Department of Commerce from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Department of Commerce

 
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the US government department in charge of trade within the country and with other nations. Its divisions include the Economic Development Administration, the Minority Business Development Agency, the Patent and Trademark Office, the Bureau of Industry and Security and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (including the National Weather Service).