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commission

noun     /kəˈmɪʃən/
GROUP OF PEOPLE [group]
an official group of people who have been chosen to find out about something and say what they think should be done about itGovernment departments and organizations
PIECE OF WORK [C, U]
a piece of work such as painting, writing, or making something that is done especially for a particular personRecruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
MONEY [C, U]
a payment given to someone when they sell something, which is directly related to the amount they sell: The staff receive 5% commission on everything that they sell. Many salesmen work on commission.Earning money and money earned
(Definition of commission noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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