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English noun: mercantilism

1. mercantilism (group) an economic system (Europe in 18th century) to increase a nation's wealth by government regulation of all of the nation's commercial interests


Synonymsmercantile system


Broader (hypernym)managed economy


Domain regionEurope

2. mercantilism (act) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)


Synonymscommerce, commercialism


Broader (hypernym)dealing, dealings, transaction


Narrower (hyponym)business, business enterprise, carriage trade, commercial enterprise, defrayal, defrayment, distribution, e-commerce, evasion, exchange, exportation, exporting, importation, importing, initial offering, initial public offering, interchange, IPO, marketing, marketing, merchandising, nonpayment, payment, selling, trade, trading, traffic


Part holonymshipping, transport, transportation


Attributecommercial, noncommercial


Domain category membersantique, arbitrage, auction, auction off, auctioneer, barter away, broker, browse, buy, buy in, clear, commercialise, commercialize, comparison-shop, deaccession, deal, deal, export, fob off, foist off, franchise, get, hock, import, impulse-buy, liquidize, market, market, market, market, merchandise, negociate, palm off, pawn, pick up, purchase, realise, realize, remainder, resell, retail, retail, sell, sell, sell out, sell short, sell up, shop, shop, smuggle, soak, stock, stock up, take, trade, trade, trade, trade, trade in, traffic, transact, trust, turn, turn over, usance, wholesale









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