Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun commerce

3 senses of commerce

Sense 1
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism -- (transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services))
       => transaction, dealing, dealings -- (the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities); "no transactions are possible without him"; "he has always been honest is his dealings with me")

Sense 2
Department of Commerce, Commerce Department, Commerce, DoC -- (the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913)
       => executive department -- (a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States)

Sense 3
commerce -- (social exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc.)
       => conversation -- (the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.)

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