non-commodity

commodity

[kuh-mod-i-tee]
noun, plural commodities.
1.
an article of trade or commerce, especially a product as distinguished from a service.
2.
something of use, advantage, or value.
3.
Stock Exchange. any unprocessed or partially processed good, as grain, fruits, and vegetables, or precious metals.
4.
Obsolete. a quantity of goods.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English commodite < Anglo-French < Latin commoditās timeliness, convenience, equivalent to commod(us) (see commode) + -itās -ity

noncommodity, adjective, noun, plural noncommodities.
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commodity (kəˈmɒdɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  an article of commerce
2.  something of use, advantage, or profit
3.  economics an exchangeable unit of economic wealth, esp a primary product or raw material
4.  obsolete
 a.  a quantity of goods
 b.  convenience or expediency
 
[C14: from Old French commodité, from Latin commoditās suitability, benefit; see commodious]

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commodity
1410, from M.Fr. commodité "benefit, profit," from L. commoditatem (nom. commoditas) "fitness, adaptation," from commodus (see commode).
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commodity definition


Any product manufactured or grown.

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