private enterprise
noun Date: 1844 free enterprise

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • private enterprise — n [U] the economic system in which private businesses are allowed to compete freely with each other, and the government does not control industry →↑private sector …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • private enterprise — n. FREE ENTERPRISE * * * …   Universalium

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  • private enterprise — noun count or uncount business and industry that is owned and managed by independent people or businesses, rather than by the government …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • private enterprise — ► NOUN ▪ business or industry managed by independent companies rather than the state …   English terms dictionary

  • private enterprise — Cultivating the soil, manufacturing articles for sale, dealing in merchandise, and the pursuit of numerous and various other activities which enlist individual energy. Dodge v Mission Tp. (CA8 Kan) 107 F 827. In the language of the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • private enterprise — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms private enterprise : singular private enterprise plural private enterprises economics business and industry that is owned and managed by independent people or businesses, rather than by the… …   English dictionary

  • private enterprise — N UNCOUNT Private enterprise is industry and business which is owned by individual people or commercial companies, and not by the government or an official organization. ...the government s plans to sell state companies to private enterprise …   English dictionary

  • private enterprise —    illegal trading by an employee    Literally, trade or industry not financed by or under the direct control of the state:     But there was a great deal of what you might call private enterprise on that run. (Price, 1970, writing about… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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