American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to business conducted on the Internet: dot-com advertising.
- adj. Of or relating to a company whose products or services deal with or are sold on the Internet: a dot-com brokerage firm.
- n. A dot-com company.
- n. A business that carries out its functions primarily via the internet.
- adj. of or relating to an internet company
- n. a company that operates its business primarily on the internet using a URL that ends in `.com'
- Pronunciation of .com. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The hottest deals for the new Internet company collectively became known as the dot-com boom, and you could hear taxi drivers, bus drivers, waitresses, secretaries, and schoolteachers debate the virtues of the latest golly-gee-willickers company with as much passion and sophistication as an investment banker.”
“She had a job at a company called a dot-com, which got paid $100,000 to make, like, a single Web site.”
“But after congratulating itself on calling the dot-com and mortgage bubbles, it fails to answer it.”
“When I was 25 and chosen to head an all-male team at a successful dot-com company, I could not accept my power.”
“Our country has experienced larger bubbles — the dot-com bubble of the 1990s, for example — that were not nearly as devastating as the housing bubble.”
“In an economy shy of a serious engine for growth to replace the fantasies that came before --the real estate fairy tale, the dot-com bubble -- significant job creation is dependent upon an aggressive government role in the short term, one that can catalyze the private sector investment needed to get commerce humming.”
“The region's economy grew rapidly from 2002 to 2007 as Boeing rebounded from the post-9/11 drop in aircraft production and tech companies recovered from the dot-com bust.”
“There were a lot of reasons why the dot-com bubble burst, but one of them was that the end user wasn't even there yet.”
“A 2001 management shake-up, as Cisco grappled with a sharp falloff in sales after the dot-com boom, was designed to streamline the company.”
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