UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɪznɪs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbɪznɪs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(biznis)

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used as an uncountable noun
Business is the work of making, buying, and selling goods or services.
Are you in San Francisco for business or pleasure?
Be careful
When you use business in this sense, don't say ‘a business’. Don't say, for example, ‘We’ve got a business to do'. You say ‘We’ve got some business to do'.
We may do some business with one of the major software companies in the United States.
We've still got some business to do. Do you mind waiting?
You can talk about a particular area of business using the followed by a noun followed by business.
Cindy works in the music business.
My brother is in the restaurant business.
used as a countable noun
A business is a company, shop, or organization that makes and sells goods or provides a service.
He set up a small travel business.
'business' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
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