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dot-com

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[dot-kom] /ˈdɒtˈkɒm/
noun
1.
a company doing business mostly or solely on the Internet.
adjective
2.
of or relating to such a company or to the business it conducts.
Origin of dot-com
1995-2000; from the pronunciation of .com, suffix of domain name in most commercial Internet addresses
Related forms
dot-commer, dot-comer, noun
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  • “I hope I get remembered as more than the chronicler of the dot-com boom, though,” she said.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
dot-com in Culture

dot-com definition


See .com.

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