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dot-com

or dot·com

[dot-kom]
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noun
  1. a company doing business mostly or solely on the Internet.
adjective
  1. of or relating to such a company or to the business it conducts.

Origin of dot-com

1995–2000; from the pronunciation of .com, suffix of domain name in most commercial Internet addresses
Related formsdot-com·mer, dot-com·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for dot-com

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • “I hope I get remembered as more than the chronicler of the dot-com boom, though,” she said.

    Makers

    Cory Doctorow


dot-com in Culture

dot-com

See .com.

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