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English noun: commerce

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

Synonymscommercialism, mercantilism

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

2. Commerce (group) 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

SynonymsCommerce Department, Department of Commerce, DoC

Broader (hypernym)executive department

Part holonymBureau of the Census, Census Bureau, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, Patent and Trademark Office Database, Patent Office, Technology Administration

3. commerce (communication) social exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc.

Broader (hypernym)conversation

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