business that is transacted by transferring data electronically, especially over the Internet.
Also, ecommerce.

e-2(electronic) + commerce

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e-commerce or ecommerce (ˈiːˌkɒmɜːs)
business transactions conducted on the internet
[C20: from e-² + commerce]
ecommerce or ecommerce
[C20: from e-² + commerce]

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Word Origin & History

by 1998, from electronic (cf. e-mail) + commerce.
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Computing Dictionary

e-commerce definition

electronic commerce

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
electronic commerce
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Example sentences
She has written for e-commerce sites, architectural firms, doctors and fashion companies.
The problem of bogus reviews on e-commerce sites is getting worse.
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