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city (1990 pop. 20,123), Coffee co., SE Ala.; inc. 1896. It is a peanut-shipping center with many peanut-processing establishments. There are also lumber and textile mills and plants that make concrete. The region's diversified farming began after the boll weevil destroyed (1910–15) the cotton; in gratitude for the resulting prosperity, the city erected (1919) a monument to the boll weevil.


starship on 5-year mission to explore space. [Am. TV: Star Trek in Terrace]


a. initiative in business
b. (as modifier): the enterprise culture
2. a business unit; a company or firm


A business, generally a large one.


(1) Any undertaking or project, with the implication that it is of reasonable size and complexity.

(2) The entire organization, including all of its subsidiaries. It implies a large corporation or government agency, but it may also refer to a company of any size with many systems and users to manage. It depends on context. A corner candy store is "someone's enterprise." The terms "enterprise," "company," "corporation" and "organization" are used synonymously.

Enterprise Class
When one hears about an "enterprise class device," it means high-end equipment typically for the large organization. See enterprise computing, enterprise architecture and enterprise networking.
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With plans submitted and money also unlocked for a city centre enterprize zone, while the nation sits in the grip of a double dip recession, the very early shoots of recovery are starting to grow in the Midlands.
Tory leader Kevin Foster pointed to Coun Mutton's backing last year for a business park plan on green belt land around Coventry Airport - as part of a failed bid for a government Enterprize Zone.
When it comes to identifying offbeat personalities in the workplace, Matt Rossini and Pia Bertone-Gross, authors of "That Guy: The ABC's of EnterPrize Personalities" (abcenterprizes, 2011), not only wrote the book but say they've probably been "that guy" at one time or another.
And then there is the gift of an enterprize zone for Liverpool and 20 other locations across the country.
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An agreement concluded between Algeria's Sonatrach and the Tunisian Enterprize of petrol activities (ETAP) will boost Tunisia's gas royalties from 6 to 7 billion cubic meters per year.
The oldest book on the list is "Astoria: or, Anecdotes of an Enterprize Beyond the Rocky Mountains" by Washington Irving, originally published in 1836.
Part of a 316,000 s/f industrial facility in North Bergen's Urban Enterprize Zone, the Action Emco space features 15,000 s/f of office/showroom space, 26' ceilings, 12 exterior docks, a drive-in door, as well as ample parking.
Products include the patented One-2-Five(R), Energy Achiever(TM), and EnTERPRIZE.
1) By defining psychosocial providers as equal partners in the health-care enterprize, the proposal directly challenges notions of the exclusively biomedical nature of this activity (hardly a new thought for readers of this journal); and
Grace Enterprize Ltd touted a "home-workers starter pack" promising earnings of pounds 600 a week, no experience necessary.
It is hoped that this will instil free enterprize enthusiasm among the Romanians.