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e-commerce

or e·com·merce

[ ee-kom-ers ]
/ ˈiˌkɒm ərs /
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noun
business that is transacted by transferring data electronically, especially over the internet.
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Origin of e-commerce

First recorded in 1990–95; e-2 + commerce

historical usage of e-commerce

See internet.
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British Dictionary definitions for e-commerce

e-commerce

ecommerce

/ (ˈiːˌkɒmɜːs) /

noun
business transactions conducted on the internet

Word Origin for e-commerce

C20: from e- ² + commerce
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