Meaning of “commerce” in the English Dictionary

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"commerce" in British English

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commercenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkɒm.ɜːs/ us /ˈkɑː.mɝːs/

B2 the activities involved in buying and selling things:

the world of commerce and industry

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  • We are trying to develop a model for best practice in electronic commerce.
  • He won't last long in the world of commerce.
  • They are trying to promote commerce between their countries.
  • There has been a lot of commerce with their country.

(Definition of “commerce” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"commerce" in American English

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commercenoun [ U ]

us /ˈkɑm·ɜrs/

social studies the buying and selling of goods and services, esp. in large amounts:

Congress has the power to regulate commerce between the states.

(Definition of “commerce” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"commerce" in Business English

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commercenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkɒmɜːs/ us COMMERCE

(Definition of “commerce” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)