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Enterprise,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.
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starship on 5-year mission to explore space. [Am. TV: Star Trek in Terrace]
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a. initiative in business
b. (as modifier): the enterprise culture
2. a business unit; a company or firm
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A business, generally a large one.
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enterprise(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. An enterprise 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.
When one hears about an "enterprise class device," it means high-end equipment typically designed for a business organization rather than the average consumer. See enterprise computing, enterprise architecture, enterprise networking and enterprise systems management.
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