commerce has definitions from the fields of business,government
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[ noun ] (business) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

Used in print

(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)

We have noted how some electronic techniques , developed for the defense effort , have evenutally been used in commerce and industry .

(Statements 87th Congress, 1st Session. Appropriations,...)

The Secretary_of_the_Interior or any duly authorized representative shall be entitled to admission to , and to require reports from the operator of , any metal or nonmetallic mine which is in a State ( excluding any coal or lignite mine ) , the products of_which regularly enter commerce or the operations of_which substantially affect commerce , for the purpose of gathering data and information necessary for the study authorized in the first section of_this Act .

The Secretary_of_the_Interior or any duly authorized representative shall be entitled to admission to , and to require reports from the operator of , any metal or nonmetallic mine which is in a State ( excluding any coal or lignite mine ) , the products of_which regularly enter commerce or the operations of_which substantially affect commerce , for the purpose of gathering data and information necessary for the study authorized in the first section of_this Act .

the term `` State '' includes the Commonwealth of Puerto_Rico and any possession of the United_States ; and the term `` commerce '' means commerce between any State and any place outside thereof , or between points within the same State but through any place outside thereof .

the term `` State '' includes the Commonwealth of Puerto_Rico and any possession of the United_States ; and the term `` commerce '' means commerce between any State and any place outside thereof , or between points within the same State but through any place outside thereof .

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[ noun ] (government) the federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913
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[ noun ] social exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc.

Related terms

conversation

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