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BUSI 101 - Introduction to Business - Knisely

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/‘bIznIs/ noun

  • 1. a person's regular occupation, profession, or trade: she had to do a lot of smiling in her business | are you here on business?
    • ■ an activity that someone is engaged in: what is your business here?
    • ■ a person's concern: it's not my business to interfere | the neighbors make it their business to know all about you.
    • ■ work that has to be done or matters that have to be attended to: government business | let's get down to business.
  • 2. the practice of making one's living by engaging in commerce: the world of business | whom do you do business with in Manila? | the jewelry business | [as modifier] : the business community.
    • ■ trade considered in terms of its volume or profitability: how's business?
    • ■ a commercial operation or company: a catering business.
    • "Business." New Oxford American Dictionary.  Oxford University Press, 2010. Oxford Reference,<>.