or dot·com



a company doing business mostly or solely on the Internet.


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

Nearby words

  1. dot ball,
  2. dot etching,
  3. dot matrix,
  4. dot product,
  5. dot the i's and cross the t's,
  6. dot-coms,
  7. dot-matrix printer,
  8. dot-sequential,
  9. dotage,
  10. dotal

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dotcom

British Dictionary definitions for dotcom



  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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Culture definitions for dotcom


See .com.

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