from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The freedom of private businesses to operate competitively for profit with minimal government regulation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun an economic system having predominantly private ownership of the means of production, and relying chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine prices, and having a minimum of governmental interference in economic decisions; also, the political doctrine advocating such a system as the economic system of a country.
- noun The conduct of business according to the principles of the free enterprise doctrine; the conduct of economic activity without governmental interference.
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- noun An
economic systemof businessgoverned by the laws of supplyand demandwith minimal goverment interference, regulation, or subsidy
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- noun an economy that relies chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine prices
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