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commodity exchange

an exchange for the buying and selling of futures contracts on commodities, as butter, coffee, sugar, and grains.
Origin of commodity exchange
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Modern China presents a classical example of the ‘gentle’, ‘peace-loving’ practices of commodity exchange with backward countries.

  • This is the way in which Canton was made receptive to commodity exchange.

  • Indeed, this is perfectly true with regard to every individual act of commodity exchange which is the form of social circulation.

  • In both its phases, however, it is confined to the exchange of equivalents and remains within the limits of commodity exchange.

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