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“chamber of commerce” in British English

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chamber of commercenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌtʃeɪm.bər əv ˈkɒm.ɜːs/ us /ˌtʃeɪm.bɚ əv ˈkɑː.mɝːs/ plural chambers of commerce

Examples from literature

  • Chambers of commerce, leading manufactures, workmen in the various departments of industry, all told the same tale of exceptional commercial prosperity. 
  • I remember once, a good many years ago, I was attending one of the local chambers of commerce of the United States at a time when everybody was complaining that Congress was interfering with business. 
  • The chamber of commerce in New York had voted resolutions expressing their approbation of the treaty. 
  • We were entertained at almost every city where we made a stop by the chamber of commerce, and were given every opportunity to ascertain how these organizations work. 
  • While there I will want the history of the town and the chamber of commerce will give it to me. 

(Definition of “chamber of commerce” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“chamber of commerce” in American English

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chamber of commercenoun [ C ]

us /ˈtʃeɪm·bər əv ˈkɑm·ɜrs/

an organization whose members work together to improve business in their city or local area

(Definition of “chamber of commerce” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“chamber of commerce” in Business English

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chamber of commercenoun [ C ]

uk us plural chambers of commerce abbreviation C. of C.

COMMERCE an organization of businesspeople who meet and work together to support their businesses and improve trade in their area:

local/city/county chamber of commerce The Tourist Board and county chamber of commerce officials are backing plans for a new hotel development.
The Singapore International Chamber of Commerce represents multinational enterprises in the Republic.

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