[ kuh-mod-i-tee ]
/ kəˈmɒd ɪ ti /
noun, plural com·mod·i·ties.
an article of trade or commerce, especially a product as distinguished from a service.
something of use, advantage, or value.
Stock Exchange. any unprocessed or partially processed good, as grain, fruits, and vegetables, or precious metals.
Obsolete. a quantity of goods.
Words nearby commodity
Origin of commodity
OTHER WORDS FROM commoditynon·com·mod·i·ty, adjective, noun, plural non·com·mod·i·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for non-commodity
/ (kəˈmɒdɪtɪ) /
noun plural -ties
an article of commerce
something of use, advantage, or profit
economics an exchangeable unit of economic wealth, esp a primary product or raw material
- a quantity of goods
- convenience or expediency
Word Origin for commodity
C14: from Old French commodité, from Latin commoditās suitability, benefit; see commodious
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Culture definitions for non-commodity
Any product manufactured or grown.
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