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e-commerce

[ee-kom-ers] /ˈiˌkɒm ərs/
noun
1.
business that is transacted by transferring data electronically, especially over the Internet.
Also, ecommerce.
Origin
e-2(electronic) + commerce
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Examples from the web for e-commerce
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for e-commerce

e-commerce

/ˈiːˌkɒmɜːs/
noun
1.
business transactions conducted on the internet
Word Origin
C20: from e-² + commerce
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Word Origin and History for e-commerce
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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e-commerce in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for e-commerce

e-commerce

electronic commerce
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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