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Definition: Enterprise

Quick Summary of Enterprise

A business activity or a commercial project.

What is the dictionary definition of Enterprise?

Dictionary Definition

  1. A company, business, organisation, or other purposeful endeavours.
  2. An undertaking or project, especially a daring and courageous one.
  3. A willingness to undertake new or risky projects; energy and initiative.

Examples of Enterprise in a sentence

The government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) are a group of financial services corporations which have been created by the United States Congress.
A micro-enterprise is defined as a business having 5 or fewer employees and low seed capital.

Synonyms For Enterprise

business, undertaking, company, corporate, firm

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Enterprise. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. October 25, 2021 https://payrollheaven.com/define/enterprise/.
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Enterprise. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. https://payrollheaven.com/define/enterprise/ (accessed: October 25, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Enterprise. PayrollHeaven.com. Retrieved October 25, 2021, from PayrollHeaven.com website: https://payrollheaven.com/define/enterprise/

Definition Sources

Definitions for Enterprise are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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