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business

1. an industrial, commercial, or professional operation; purchase and sale of goods and services
2. a commercial or industrial establishment, such as a firm or factory
3. commercial activity; dealings (esp in the phrase do business)
4. volume or quantity of commercial activity
5. commercial policy or procedure
6. Theatre an incidental action, such as lighting a pipe, performed by an actor for dramatic effect
7. a group of ferrets
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