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noun enterprise pronunciation in British English /ˈentə(r)ˌpraɪz/ 
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singularenterprise
pluralenterprises
  1. 1
    [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.

  2. 2
    [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

      The country needs a government that works to encourage enterprise.

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