business

Definitions

General English

  • noun the work of buying and selling things
  • noun something that affects a particular person

Accounting

  • noun work in buying, selling, or doing other things to make a profit

Economics

  • A firm.
  • The activities engaged in by firms.

Information & Library Science

Media Studies

  • noun an action or series of actions that an actor includes for dramatic or comic effect or to fill in a pause when nothing of interest is happening on stage

Politics

  • noun the work of making, buying or selling
  • noun a company, shop or factory which makes, buys or sells things
  • noun things that are discussed in a meeting

Slang

  • a hypodermic syringe. A drug user’s euphemism.
  • an act of defecation. To ‘do one’s business’ was a nursery expression epitomising Victorian notions of duty and hygiene.
  • a thrashing, a thorough dressing down or beating up
  • the very best, the acme of excellence

Travel

  • noun types of business taken as a group
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