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commercial enterprise

Definitions of commercial enterprise
  1. noun
    the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
    synonyms: business, business enterprise
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    tourism, touristry
    the business of providing services to tourists
    fishing
    the occupation of catching fish for a living
    butchering, butchery
    the business of a butcher
    storage
    the commercial enterprise of storing goods and materials
    industry, manufacture
    the organized action of making of goods and services for sale
    field, field of operation, line of business
    a particular kind of commercial enterprise
    employee-owned business, employee-owned enterprise
    a commercial enterprise owned by the people who work for it
    finance
    the commercial activity of providing funds and capital
    discount business
    the business of selling merchandise at a discount
    real-estate business
    the business of selling real estate
    advertising, publicizing
    the business of drawing public attention to goods and services
    publication, publishing
    the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution
    printing
    the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution
    packaging
    the business of packing
    agribusiness, agriculture, factory farm
    a large-scale farming enterprise
    building, construction
    the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones
    shipping, transport, transportation
    the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
    venture
    a commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit
    ecotourism
    tourism to exotic or threatened ecosystems to observe wildlife or to help preserve nature
    cold storage
    refrigerated storage for preservation
    stowage, stowing
    the act of packing or storing away
    tankage
    the act of storing in tanks
    cottage industry
    small-scale industry that can be carried on at home by family members using their own equipment
    production
    (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale
    industrial enterprise, industrialisation, industrialization
    the development of industry on an extensive scale
    corporate finance
    the financial activities of corporation
    financing, funding
    the act of financing
    high finance
    large and complex financial transactions (often used with the implication that those individuals or institutions who engage in them are unethical)
    investing, investment
    the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
    floatation, flotation
    financing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares
    banking
    transacting business with a bank; depositing or withdrawing funds or requesting a loan etc.
    hard sell
    forceful and insistent advertising
    soft sell
    suggestive or persuasive advertising
    circularisation, circularization
    circulating printed notices as a means of advertising
    desktop publishing
    (computer science) the use of microcomputers with graphics capacity to produce printed materials
    republication, republishing
    the act of publishing again
    contribution
    a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings, as an article or story
    serialisation, serialization
    publication in serial form
    gravure
    the act of intaglio printing
    issue, publication
    the act of issuing printed materials
    meat packing, meat-packing business, meatpacking
    wholesale packaging of meat for future sale (including slaughtering and processing and distribution to retailers)
    unitisation, unitization
    the act of packaging cargo into unit loads
    jerry-building
    construction of inferior buildings for a quick profit
    air transport, air transportation
    transportation by air
    navigation
    ship traffic
    hauling, truckage, trucking
    the activity of transporting goods by truck
    freight, freightage
    transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates
    express, expressage
    rapid transport of goods
    ferry, ferrying
    transport by boat or aircraft
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    commerce, commercialism, mercantilism
    transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
  2. noun
    an enterprise connected with commerce
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    co-op, cooperative
    a jointly owned commercial enterprise (usually organized by farmers or consumers) that produces and distributes goods and services and is run for the benefit of its owners
    industry
    the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise
    aluminum business, aluminum industry
    manufacturers of aluminum considered as a group
    apparel industry, fashion business, fashion industry, garment industry, rag trade
    makers and sellers of fashionable clothing
    banking industry, banking system
    banks collectively
    automobile industry
    the manufacturers of automobiles considered collectively
    aviation
    the operation of aircraft to provide transportation
    chemical industry
    the manufacturers of chemicals considered collectively
    coal industry
    the producers of coal considered collectively
    computer industry
    the manufacturers of computers considered collectively
    construction industry, housing industry
    an industry that builds housing
    electronics industry
    the manufacturers of electronic products considered collectively
    entertainment industry, show biz, show business
    those involved in providing entertainment: radio and television and films and theater
    film industry, movie industry
    the entertainment industries involved in producing and distributing movies
    growth industry
    an industry that is growing rapidly
    lighting industry
    an industry devoted to manufacturing and selling and installing lighting
    arms industry, munitions industry
    an industry that manufacturers weapons of war
    oil business, oil industry, refining industry
    an industry that produces and delivers oil and oil products
    plastics industry
    an industry that manufactures plastic articles
    market, securities industry
    the securities markets in the aggregate
    service industry
    an industry that provides services rather than tangible objects
    shipbuilding industry
    an industry that builds ships
    shoe industry
    an industry that manufactures and sells shoes
    sign industry
    an industry that produces signs
    steel industry
    the industry that makes steel and steel products
    sunrise industry
    a new industry that is expanding rapidly (especially telecommunications or electronics)
    tobacco industry
    an industry that manufactures and sells products containing tobacco
    toy business, toy industry
    an industry that manufactures and sells toys for children
    trucking industry
    an industry that provides transportation for commercial products
    aerospace
    the industry related to space flight and aviation
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    enterprise
    an organization created for business ventures
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