or dot·com

[ dot-kom ]
/ ˈdɒtˈkɒm /


a company doing business mostly or solely on the Internet.


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

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

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British Dictionary definitions for dotcom


/ (ˌdɒtˈkɒm) /


  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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