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Commerce

The practice of buying and selling goods and services, whether for use or investment. Commerce usually refers to buying and selling on a large scale; that is, the sale of one widget is a transaction, while the sale of all the widgets in a country is the commerce of widgets. See also: E-commerce.
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Moreover, it seems clear--as Lizbeth Cohen argues in The Making of a New Deal--that one of the most significant consequences of the rise of commercialized leisure in the early twentieth century was the ways in which it broke down boundaries among different ethnic groups.
The implant will be used in the remaining clinical program and the commercialized product.
GW commercialized the world s first plant-derived cannabinoid prescription drug, SativexA, which is approved for the treatment of spasticity due to multiple sclerosis in 23 countries.
From the origins of its business in 1949, BTG has commercialized major innovations such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), recombinant factor IX blood-clotting protein, Campath(R) (alemtuzumab) and Multi Level Cell (MLC) memory.
[8] This climate, in which Americans feared the impact of corporate centralization and perceived a cooperative complicity among economic interests, was the context for urban reformers' concern that ruthless profit-mongers had extended their control to yet another business: "commercialized vice." [9]
This Noryl ETX line, which is to be commercialized shortly, boasts some cost-performance advantages over vinyl esters and epoxies.
* Nova has commercialized new ultra-low-pentane technology that helps EPS molders meet environmental regulations on VOCs.
The first, commercialized in 1998, used its own scavenging material.
Probably the first was an extruded pencil commercialized in the early 1970s by the Empire Co.
GE Plastics has commercialized one grade, Noryl GTX 990EP, for electrostatic painting of automotive parts and plans to develop additional grades in the next year.
Dow Coming Corp., Midland, Mich., recently commercialized Silastic 7-6860 medical-grade liquid silicone rubber for injection molding, which features a high durometer (60 Shore A) and reportedly superior tear strength.

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