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commodity

[ kuh-mod-i-tee ]

noun

, plural com·mod·i·ties.
  1. an article of trade or commerce, especially a product as distinguished from a service.
  2. something of use, advantage, or value.
  3. Stock Exchange. any unprocessed or partially processed good, as grain, fruits, and vegetables, or precious metals.
  4. Obsolete. a quantity of goods.


commodity

/ kəˈmɒdɪtɪ /

noun

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


commodity

  1. Any product manufactured or grown.


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Other Words From

  • noncom·modi·ty adjective noun plural noncommodities
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Word History and Origins

Origin of commodity1

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English commodite, from Anglo-French, from Latin commoditās “timeliness, convenience,” equivalent to commod(us) ( commode ) + -itās -ity
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Word History and Origins

Origin of commodity1

C14: from Old French commodité, from Latin commoditās suitability, benefit; see commodious
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Example Sentences

As the years passed, paracord became a common civilian commodity.

According to Colyer, these failures often arise because companies fail to understand the cyclical nature of crypto mining, which he likens to the price swings that occur in commodity markets.

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In fact, Goldman is tracking cross-border investment flows into equities, commodities and fixed-income assets.

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Left-handed pitching has long been one of the most prized commodities in professional baseball.

Other people have suggested that we ought to have accounted for incumbency in the uncertainty index, on the theory that when incumbents are running for reelection, they are known commodities, which should reduce volatility.

If we begin to see the other as our possession and commodity, our shoe, the shadow of our shadow, is there ever a happy outcome?

If they run off with somebody else, we say they were stolen—as if they are an object or a commodity.

Taylor knows not only the value of her commodity, but also how to control it.

Access has become a master commodity, an experience that can be granted or charged for but never owned.

It is not a scarce commodity to be meted out begrudgingly or in short portions.

Of late she hasn't had very much of the latter commodity, and she was quite bowled over.

Formerly, when a commodity was adulterated, it could be returned, and the courts became sorely troubled to defend an adulteration.

He wished to procure a barrel of salt, as the supply of that commodity was exhausted in his part of the country.

When there are milles & other deuises for the purpose, a commodity of them may be raised because there are infinite store.

These Bostonians in their crisis bought every available commodity from Plymouth, and for cattle they exchanged horses.

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