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Meaning of “commodity” in the English Dictionary

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

"commodity" in American English

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commoditynoun [C]

 us   /kəˈmɑd·ɪ·t̬i/
social studies anything that can be ​bought and ​sold: The ​goal is to ​raise the ​productivity of ​basicfood commodities such as ​grains.
(Definition of commodity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"commodity" in Business English

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commoditynoun [C]

uk   us   /kəˈmɒdəti/
STOCK MARKET, FINANCE a substance or a ​product that can be ​traded in large ​quantities, such as ​oil, metals, ​grain, coffee, etc.: One ​big commodity that Canada ​exports is ​oil. Higher commodities ​pricesboosted first-quarter ​profits. agricultural commodities
FINANCE a ​financialproduct that can be ​traded: Returning barren ​fields to their ​naturalstate as wetlands ​creates a ​host of "wetland ​mitigationcredits," a commodity the ​companyplans to ​sell.
NATURAL RESOURCES a thing or a ​quality that is useful: Water is a very scarce commodity in the ​region. Fluency in Arabic is a valuable commodity in a ​jobmarket desperate for Arabic ​translators.
(Definition of commodity from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “commodity”
in Spanish producto, artículo…
in Vietnamese hàng hóa…
in Malaysian barang keperluan…
in Thai สินค้า…
in French marchandise…
in German die Ware…
in Chinese (Simplified) 商品,货物, 宝贵品质…
in Turkish mal, ürün, emtia…
in Russian товар…
in Indonesian komoditi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 商品,貨物, 寶貴素質…
in Polish towar…
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