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trade

noun [C/U] (BUYING AND SELLING)   /treɪd/
the activity of buying and selling goods and services esp. between countries: [U] foreign trade [U] a trade agreement A trade is the act of exchanging one thing for another.
(Definition of trade noun (BUYING AND SELLING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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