from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Business activities unregulated by state ownership or control; privately owned business.
- n. A privately owned business enterprise, especially one operating under a system of free enterprise or laissez-faire capitalism.
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- n. an economy that relies chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine prices
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