commerce

[ kom-ers ]
/ ˈkɒm ərs /

noun

an interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale between different countries (foreign commerce ) or between different parts of the same country (domestic commerce ); trade; business.
social relations, especially the exchange of views, attitudes, etc.
sexual intercourse.
intellectual or spiritual interchange; communion.
(initial capital letter)Also called Commerce Department. Informal. the Department of Commerce.

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Origin of commerce

1530–40; <Middle French <Latin commercium, equivalent to commerc(ārī) to trade together (com-com- + mercārī to buy, deal, derivative of merc-, stem of merx goods) + -ium-ium

synonym study for commerce

1. See trade.

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Commerce
[ kom-ers ]
/ ˈkɒm ərs /

noun

a town in SW California.
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British Dictionary definitions for commerce

commerce
/ (ˈkɒmɜːs) /

noun

the activity embracing all forms of the purchase and sale of goods and services
social relations and exchange, esp of opinions, attitudes, etc

Word Origin for commerce

C16: from Latin commercium trade, from commercārī, from mercārī to trade, from merx merchandise
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