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"private enterprise" in British English

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private enterprisenoun [U]

uk   us  
industry and ​businessesowned by ​ordinarypeople, not by the ​government
(Definition of private enterprise from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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private enterprisenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈprɑɪ·vɪt ˈen·tərˌprɑɪz/
a ​businessowned and ​controlledindependently and not by ​government, or the ​system that ​encourages such ​businesses
(Definition of private enterprise from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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private enterprisenoun

uk   us   ECONOMICS
[U] the ​economicsystem that is ​based on the ​principle of ​companies being ​ownedprivately, rather than by the ​government: The ​relationship between ​privateenterprise and ​localgovernment has been a basic ​feature of China's swift ​development.
[C] a ​company that is not ​owned by the ​government: public and ​privateenterprises Foreign-trading ​rights have now been ​extended to many ​privateenterprises.
(Definition of private enterprise from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “private enterprise”
in Chinese (Simplified) 私营企业…
in Chinese (Traditional) 私人企業…
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