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or dot·com

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  1. a company doing business mostly or solely on the Internet.
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  1. of or relating to such a company or to the business it conducts.
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Origin of dot-com

1995–2000; from the pronunciation of .com, suffix of domain name in most commercial Internet addresses
Related formsdot-com·mer, dot-com·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dotcom



    1. a company that conducts most of its business on the internet
    2. (as modifier)dotcom stocks
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Word Origin

C20: from .com, the domain name suffix of businesses trading on the internet
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dotcom in Culture


See .com.

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