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Dictionary definition for: Business

1. (n) 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"

2. (n) the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"

3. (n) business concerns collectively; "Government and business could not agree"

4. (n) the volume of business activity; "business is good today" "show me where the business was today"

5. (n) a rightful concern or responsibility; "it''s none of your business" "mind your own business"

6. (n) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he''s not in my line of business"

7. (n) an immediate objective; "gossip was the main business of the evening"

8. (n) incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect; "his business with the cane was hilarious"

9. (n) customers collectively; "they have an upper class clientele"

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