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English definition of “enterprise”

enterprise

noun [C or U] (BUSINESS)    /ˈen.tə.praɪz/ US  /-t̬ɚ-/
C1 an organization, especially a business, or a difficult and important plan, especially one that will earn money: Don't forget this is a commercial enterprise - we're here to make money. Those were the years of private enterprise (= businesses being run privately, rather than by the government), when lots of small businesses were started. Her latest enterprise (= plan) is to climb Mount Everest.Businesses and enterprises
(Definition of enterprise noun (BUSINESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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