business

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business

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Singular
business

Plural
businesses

  1. (uncountable) Business is the buying and selling of things or services.
    I am in the business of catching fish and selling them.
    The tax changes will be hard for small business.
    It's difficult to learn good business practices on your own.
    The company is a leader in the banking business.
  2. (countable) A business is a group that does business; a company.
    Many businesses use computers.
    Darren became half owner of the family business.
    He was a silent partner in the printing business.
    It was the perfect place for a start-up business.
  3. (uncountable) Business is the things that you have to do.
    They went on with business as usual.
    We have one more piece of unfinished business to look at before we leave.

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