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com·merce  audio  (kmrs) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. The buying and selling of goods, especially on a large scale, as between cities or nations. See Synonyms at business.
  2. Intellectual exchange or social interaction.
  3. Sexual intercourse.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, from Old French, from Latin commercium : com-, com- + merx, merc-, merchandise


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