commodity

  • 1 commodity — com·mod·i·ty /kə mä də tē/ n pl ties: a class of economic goods; esp: an item of merchandise (as soybeans) whose price is the basis of futures trading Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. commodity …

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  • 2 Commodity — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Artículo principal: Commodity en inglés Una commodity, en inglés el término original, es un bien o servicio para el que existe demanda, pero que es provisto sin gran aportación de valor por el mercado. Se trata de un …

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  • 3 Commodity — Com*mod i*ty, n.; pl. {Commodities}. [F. commodit[ e], fr. L. commoditas. See {Commode}.] 1. Convenience; accommodation; profit; benefit; advantage; interest; commodiousness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Drawn by the commodity of a footpath. B. Jonson.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 commodity — early 15c., benefit, profit, welfare; later a convenient or useful product, from M.Fr. commodité benefit, profit, from L. commoditatem (nom. commoditas) fitness, adaptation, convenience, advantage, from commodus suitable, convenient (see COMMODE… …

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  • 5 commodity — /koˈmɔditi, ingl. kəˈmHdɪtɪ/ [vc. ingl., propr. «comodità, cosa utile»] s. f. inv. (econ.) materia prima, bene primario …

    Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • 6 commodity — [n] merchandise, possession article, asset, belonging, chattel, goods, line, material, object, produce, product, property, specialty, stock, thing, vendible, ware; concepts 338,710 …

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  • 7 commodity — ► NOUN (pl. commodities) 1) a raw material or agricultural product that can be bought and sold. 2) something useful or valuable. ORIGIN Latin commoditas, from commodus convenient …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 commodity — [kə mäd′ə tē] n. pl. commodities [ME & OFr commodite, benefit, profit < L commoditas, fitness, adaptation < commodus: see COMMODE] 1. any useful thing 2. anything bought and sold; any article of commerce 3. [pl.] basic items or staple… …

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  • 9 Commodity — Wares redirects here. For the online distribution of copyrighted goods, see Warez …

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  • 10 commodity — 01. Basic [commodities] such as rice and corn are heavily subsidized by the government. 02. The stocks were once a much desired [commodity], but have since lost over 70% of their original value. 03. In the desert, ice is an invaluable [commodity] …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 11 Commodity —    According to Karl Marx, the commodity is the cornerstone of capitalism and commodity production is a key defining characteristic of capitalism. Marx begins his investigation of capitalism in Capital with an analysis of the commodity. A… …

    Historical dictionary of Marxism

  • 12 commodity — An article of commerce or a product that can be used for commerce. In a narrow sense, products traded on an authorized commodity exchange. The types of commodities include agricultural products, metals, petroleum, foreign currencies, and… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 13 Commodity — A commodity is food, metal, or another physical substance that investors buy or sell, usually via futures contracts. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * commodity com‧mod‧i‧ty [kəˈmɒdti ǁ kəˈmɑː ] noun commodities PLURALFORM [countable]… …

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  • 14 Commodity — 1. A basic good used in commerce that is interchangeable with other commodities of the same type. Commodities are most often used as inputs in the production of other goods or services. The quality of a given commodity may differ slightly, but it …

    Investment dictionary

  • 15 commodity — noun 1 product/raw material ADJECTIVE ▪ basic, important, primary ▪ cheap ▪ expensive ▪ rare, scarce …

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  • 16 commodity — noun (plural ties) Etymology: Middle English commoditee, from Anglo French commoditee, from Latin commoditat , commoditas, from commodus Date: 15th century 1. an economic good: as a. a product of agriculture or mining …

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  • 17 commodity */*/ — UK [kəˈmɒdətɪ] / US [kəˈmɑdətɪ] noun [countable] Word forms commodity : singular commodity plural commodities 1) something that can be bought and sold, especially a basic food product or fuel 2) something that is useful or necessary Time is our… …

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  • 18 commodity — A commodity is the form a product takes when the material means of existence are organized through exchange. Commodities have two values: their immediate use in satisfying some need or desire, and their use as vehicles of exchange. Money is… …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 19 commodity — n. 1) to trade in commodities 2) a farm; marketable; staple commodity * * * [kə mɒdɪtɪ] marketable staple commodity a farm to trade in commodityies …

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  • 20 commodity — com|mod|i|ty [kəˈmɔdıti US kəˈma: ] n plural commodities [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: commodité, from Latin commoditas, from commodus; COMMODE] 1.) a product that is bought and sold ▪ agricultural commodities ▪ Commodity prices fell… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English