dot-com

or dot·com

[ dot-kom ]
/ ˈdɒtˈkɒm /

noun

a company doing business mostly or solely on the internet.

adjective

of or relating to such a company or to the business it conducts.

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Origin of dot-com

First recorded in 1995–2000; from the pronunciation of .com, suffix of domain name in most commercial internet addresses

OTHER WORDS FROM dot-com

dot-commer, dot-comer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dot-com

dotcom

dot.com

/ (ˌdɒtˈkɒm) /

noun

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

Word Origin for dotcom

C20: from .com, the domain name suffix of businesses trading on the internet
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Cultural definitions for dot-com

dot-com

See .com.

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