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e-commerce

or e·com·merce

[ee-kom-ers]
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noun
  1. business that is transacted by transferring data electronically, especially over the Internet.

Origin of e-commerce

e-2 (electronic) + commerce

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British Dictionary definitions for e-commerce

e-commerce

ecommerce

noun
  1. business transactions conducted on the internet

Word Origin

C20: from e- ² + commerce
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Word Origin and History for e-commerce

n.

by 1998, from electronic (cf. e-mail) + commerce.

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