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Meaning of COMMODITY

Pronunciation:  ku'mâditee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  articles of commerce
 

COMMODITY is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: goods, trade goods
 
 See Also: artefact, artifact, basic, consumer goods, drygoods, entrant, export, exportation, fancy goods, fungible, future, import, importation, merchandise, middling, product, salvage, soft goods, staple, wares

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Com*mod"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Commodities}. [F.
commodit['e], fr. L. commoditas. See {Commode}.]
1. Convenience; accommodation; profit; benefit; advantage;
   interest; commodiousness. [Obs.]

         Drawn by the commodity of a footpath. --B. Jonson.

         Men may seek their own commodity, yet if this were
         done with injury to others, it was not to be
         suffered.                             --Hooker.

2. That which affords convenience, advantage, or profit,
   especially in commerce, including everything movable that
   is bought and sold (except animals), -- goods, wares,
   merchandise, produce of land and manufactures, etc.

3. A parcel or quantity of goods. [Obs.]

         A commodity of brown paper and old ginger. --Shak.

 

 

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