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Meaning of “mercantile” in the English Dictionary

"mercantile" in British English

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mercantileadjective

uk   /ˈmɜː.kən.taɪl/  us   /ˈmɝː-/ formal
related to ​trade or ​business
(Definition of mercantile from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mercantile" in Business English

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mercantileadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈmɜːkəntaɪl/ formal
COMMERCE relating to ​trade: Instead of mercantile ​competition with ​Europe and America, Chinese ​capitalists have been looking to the ​developingworld for bigger ​opportunities. a mercantile ​economy/​society/​tax
(Definition of mercantile from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mercantile”
in Chinese (Simplified) 贸易的, 商业的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 貿易的, 商業的…
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