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dot-com

[dot-kom] /ˈdɒtˈkɒm/
noun
1.
a company doing business mostly or solely on the Internet.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to such a company or to the business it conducts.
Also, dotcom.
Origin
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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British Dictionary definitions for dotcom

dotcom

/ˌdɒtˈkɒm/
noun
1.
  1. a company that conducts most of its business on the internet
  2. (as modifier) dotcom stocks
Word Origin
C20: from .com, the domain name suffix of businesses trading on the internet
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dotcom in Culture

dot-com definition


See .com.

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