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Noun commerce has 3 senses
- commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
--1 is a kind of transaction, dealing, dealings
--1 has parts: transportation, shipping, transport
--1 has particulars:
| ||trading; trade; exchange, interchange; initial public offering, IPO, initial offering; commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business; carriage trade; importing, importation; exporting, exportation; marketing; distribution; selling, merchandising, marketing; traffic; payment, defrayal, defrayment; evasion, nonpayment|
- Department of Commerce, Commerce Department, Commerce, DoC - the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913
--2 is a kind of executive department
--2 has parts:
- commerce - social exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc.
--3 is a kind of conversation