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Noun: business  biz-nus
  1. A commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
    "he bought his brother's business"; "a small mom-and-pop business"; "a racially integrated business concern"; "he bought his brother's business organization";
    - concern, business concern, business organization, business organisation [Brit]
     
  2. The activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
    "computers are now widely used in business";
    - commercial enterprise, business enterprise
     
  3. A person's occupation, work, or trade
    "he's not in my line of business";
    - occupation, job, line of work, line
     
  4. A rightful concern or responsibility
    "it's none of your business"; "mind your own business"
     
  5. An immediate objective
    "gossip was the main business of the evening"
     
  6. The volume of commercial activity
    "business is good today"; "show me where the business was today"
     
  7. The commercial part of the economy; business concerns collectively
    "Government and business could not agree";
    - business sector
     
  8. Customers collectively
    "they have an upper class business";
    - clientele, patronage
     
  9. Incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect
    "his business with the cane was hilarious";
    - stage business, byplay

Derived forms: businesses

Type of: acting, activity, aim, business activity, commerce, commercial activity, commercialism, concern, enterprise, headache, mercantilism, object, objective, people, performing, playacting, playing, sector, target, vexation, worry

Part of: market, market place, marketplace

Encyclopedia: Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee