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noun enterprise pronunciation in American English /ˈentərˌpraɪz/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a business company or organization
    Euro Disney is a much smaller enterprise than its American counterparts.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the activity of creating businesses and managing them
      Our state needs a Congressman who works to encourage enterprise.
  2. 2
    [countable] a large or important project, especially one that is new or different
    They are involved in an exciting scientific enterprise.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the ability to think of new ideas and make them succeed
      Carlson showed extraordinary enterprise for such an inexperienced manager.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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