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commerce

com·merce

commerce

 
pronunciation:
ka mrs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the exchange of goods or services for money; business transactions.
The trade agreement is expected to increase commerce between the two nations.The old marketplace is still a center of commerce in the city.
 
synonyms:
business, dealings, trade, transaction
similar words:
barter, exchange, marketing, merchandising, traffic
definition 2: social interaction.
Dances were arranged to promote a certain amount of commerce between students of the two schools.
synonyms:
intercourse, relations, sociality
similar words:
association
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The word commerce contains the following part:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the m' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
synonyms:
syn-