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department of commerce


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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


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  • You've heard on this broadcast, the secretary of the department of commerce say, the tariffs have done their job.

    CNN Transcript Dec 4, 2003

  • According to the government data over one lakh people lost their jobs in the export sector due to the global downturn. “A sample survey conducted by the department of commerce for 402 exporting units spread over 17 different sectors, primarily employment oriented, revealed job loss (both direct and indirect) to the tune of 1,09,513 persons during the period August 2008 to mid-January, †minister of state for commerce and industry Jairam Ramesh had said in a written reply.

    The Times of India


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