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commodity

[ kuh-mod-i-tee ]
/ kəˈmɒd ɪ ti /
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noun, plural com·mod·i·ties.
an article of trade or commerce, especially a product as distinguished from a service.
something of use, advantage, or value.
Stock Exchange. any unprocessed or partially processed good, as grain, fruits, and vegetables, or precious metals.
Obsolete. a quantity of goods.
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Origin of commodity

1375–1425; late Middle English commodite<Anglo-French <Latin commoditās timeliness, convenience, equivalent to commod(us) (see commode) + -itās-ity

OTHER WORDS FROM commodity

non·com·mod·i·ty, adjective, noun, plural non·com·mod·i·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for commodity

commodity
/ (kəˈmɒdɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties
an article of commerce
something of use, advantage, or profit
economics an exchangeable unit of economic wealth, esp a primary product or raw material
obsolete
  1. a quantity of goods
  2. convenience or expediency

Word Origin for commodity

C14: from Old French commodité, from Latin commoditās suitability, benefit; see commodious
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Cultural definitions for commodity

commodity

Any product manufactured or grown.

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