Meaning of “purchasing” in the English Dictionary

"purchasing" in Business English

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purchasingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈpɜːtʃəsɪŋ/ us

WORKPLACE the activity of buying supplies for a company:

The central purchasing department identifies suppliers and negotiates the best price.
the purchasing manager/director

COMMERCE the activity of buying goods and services from a company:

Packaging has a strong influence on consumers' purchasing decisions.
Online purchasing accounts for 60% of our total sales.

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