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English definition of “business”

business

noun (SELLING)    /ˈbɪz.nɪs/
A1 [U] the activity of buying and selling goods and services: My brother's in business. He's in the frozen food business. Our firm does a lot of business with overseas customers. Eventually they found a consultant they felt they could do business with (= with whom they could work well). Currently, there are fewer firms in business (= operating) in the area than ever before. This new tax will put a lot of small firms out of business (= they will stop operating). She set up in business (= started her own company) as a management consultant.Buying and selling in general
(Definition of business noun (SELLING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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