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com·merce

commerce

 
 
pronunciation:
ka mrs
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part of speech: noun
definition: the buying and selling of goods or services; trade; business.
The United States has increased its commerce with Mexico.Cities are centers of commerce.
 
synonyms:
trade, transaction
similar words:
barter, exchange, marketing, traffic
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The word commerce contains the following parts:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the 'm' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
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merc, merch Latin root that means trade, merchandise