from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Commercial operations organized and financed on a large scale: clashes between labor and big business.

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  • n. Large, for-profit corporations collectively, understood as having significant economic, political, or social influence.

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  • n. commercial enterprises organized and financed on a scale large enough to influence social and political policies


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