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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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McFate does not see mercenaries and enterprisers in the same light.
Smart TV provides a market opportunity that various enterprisers participate, who are not inherent financial sources of existing broadcasting enterpriser 25.
An economic operator is required to register with the government, (39) while an enterpriser must file a declaration.
While this book is a class text with obligations to students and most partaking of business courses are "free enterprisers," it is crucial that students learn to differentiate perspective from fact.
Under the ACA, as a general rule a concentration is notifiable if the enterprisers involved, in the last financial year preceding the concentration, achieved the following turnover: (1) more than 300 million [euro] worldwide; (2) more than 30 million [euro] domestically; and (3) at least two enterprisers worldwide more than 5 million [euro] each.
When such enterprisers have the potential in them to overhaul and remodel the ramshackle heritage structures into classy editions that eventually proves to be money-spinners, why should the government be making heavy weather of such propositions?
Enterprise Qatar (EQ) is launching a series of workshop-training sessions that will be provided for free to Qatari enterprisers, SME owners and their managerial teams to help them in ensuring their businesses' success and long-term continuity.
The head of Rospotrebnadzor reminded that it was planned to inspect 39 enterprisers, producing alcohol, at the first stage.
For my part, Billingham town centre has been in the doldrums for far too long, and it is heartening to see that some enterprisers have confidence in our future.
We are very interested to support young enterprisers.
Extreme Networks' approach to the next generation data centre infrastructure provides intelligence for virtualization, converged storage and software defined networking, 20 terabit scale and an open systems approach that lets enterprisers grow their networks with best-of-breed technologies to adapt to the needs of virtualization, mobility and in dealing with Big Data.
We say we need to create 100,000; 200,000, 500,000 jobs; actually what we should be saying is we need to create 100,000 new little enterprisers.

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