Definition:Commerce

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  1. (business) The exchange or buying and selling of commodities; esp. the exchange of merchandise, on a large scale, between different places or communities; extended trade or traffic.
  2. Social intercourse; the dealings of one person or class in society with another; familiarity.
    • Macaulay:
      Fifteen years of thought, observation, and commerce with the world had made him [Bunyan] wiser.
  3. Sexual intercourse.
  4. A round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to exchange, barter, or trade.

Synonyms

  • trade; traffic; dealings; intercourse; interchange; communion; communication.

Derived terms

  • chamber of commerce
  • commercial

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