stage business
noun Date: 1825 business 6

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • business — busi•ness [[t]ˈbɪz nɪs[/t]] n. 1) bus an occupation, profession, or trade 2) bus the purchase and sale of goods in an attempt to make a profit 3) bus a person, partnership, or corporation engaged in commerce, manufacturing, or a service 4) bus… …   From formal English to slang

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