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enterprise

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈen·tərˌprɑɪz/
an organization, esp. a business, or a difficult and important plan, esp. one that will earn money: [U] private enterprise [C] The road is bordered by shopping centers, restaurants, retail outlets, and other commercial enterprises. Enterprise is also the willingness and energy to do something new that takes a lot of effort: [U] They’ve showed a great deal of enterprise in setting up this project.
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