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

e-2 (electronic) + commerce

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British Dictionary definitions for ecommerce

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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Word Origin and History for ecommerce

e-commerce


n.

by 1998, from electronic (cf. e-mail) + commerce.

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