[ dot-kom ]
/ ˈdɒtˈkɒm /
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a company doing business mostly or solely on the internet.
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-comdot-commer, dot-comer, noun
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How to use dot-com in a sentence
Take, for example, the German internet millionaire Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload, an online file sharing service.The Zillionaires Who Lost Everything|Tom Sykes|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nevertheless, doubts persist in Auckland and Wellington about the Greenwald-Dotcom linkup.Greenwald, Assange, and Snowden Join Forces with Kim Dotcom in New Zealand Election|Lennox Samuels|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And it raises questions about the credibility of Kim Dotcom; of his allegations; and he has been deemed not credible.Greenwald, Assange, and Snowden Join Forces with Kim Dotcom in New Zealand Election|Lennox Samuels|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Greenwald did come here under the aegis of [Dotcom],” says John Armstrong, political columnist for The New Zealand Herald.Greenwald, Assange, and Snowden Join Forces with Kim Dotcom in New Zealand Election|Lennox Samuels|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Josh Harris was a dotcom millionaire who became famous for crafting a Big Brother-style artistic experiment.A ‘Truman Show’ For Today: The Return of Josh Harris|Anthony Haden-Guest|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for dot-com
/ (ˌdɒtˈkɒm) /
- a company that conducts most of its business on the internet
- (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
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