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business

[ biz-nis ]
/ ˈbɪz nɪs /
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noun
adjective
of, noting, or pertaining to business, its organization, or its procedures.
containing, suitable for, or welcoming business or commerce: New York is a good business town.
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Idioms about business

Origin of business

before 950; Middle English; Old English bisignes.See busy, -ness

synonym study for business

1. See occupation.

how to pronounce business

See isn't.

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British Dictionary definitions for business

business
/ (ˈbɪznɪs) /

noun

Word Origin for business

Old English bisignis solicitude, attentiveness, from bisig busy + -nis -ness
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