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dot-com

adjective
     
dot-com , dot.com, dot com [only before noun] informal
relating to a person or company whose business is done using the Internet or involves the Internet:
a dot-com company
dot-com millionaires
dot-com noun [countable]
Several of the leading dot-coms saw their share prices slide yesterday.
WORD FOCUS: company WORD FOCUS: company
similar words: firm, business

a big company: corporation, multinational, conglomerate

an Internet company: dot-com

a company that is owned by a larger company: subsidiary, affiliate

abbreviations used in company names: Ltd (Limited)
Co.
(Company)
Corp.
(Corporation)
PLC
(Public Limited Company) British English, Pty. (Proprietary) used in Australia and South Africa
company

See also
company

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