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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 busi·ness /ˈbɪznəs, nəz, ||ˈbɪd-/

From: Network Terminology

 商業 商用

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Busi·ness n.; pl. Businesses
 1. That which busies one, or that which engages the time, attention, or labor of any one, as his principal concern or interest, whether for a longer or shorter time; constant employment; regular occupation; as, the business of life; business before pleasure.
    Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?   --Luke ii. 49.
 2. Any particular occupation or employment engaged in for livelihood or gain, as agriculture, trade, art, or a profession. “The business of instruction.”
 3. Financial dealings; buying and selling; traffic in general; mercantile transactions.
    It seldom happens that men of a studious turn acquire any degree of reputation for their knowledge of business.   --Bp. Popteus.
 4. That which one has to do or should do; special service, duty, or mission.
 The daughter of the King of France,
 On serious business, craving quick despatch,
 Importunes personal conference.   --Shak.
    What business has the tortoise among the clouds?   --L'Estrange.
 5. Affair; concern; matter; -- used in an indefinite sense, and modified by the connected words.
 It was a gentle business, and becoming
 The action of good women.   --Shak.
 Your needful counsel to our business.   --Shak.
 6. Drama The position, distribution, and order of persons and properties on the stage of a theater, as determined by the stage manager in rehearsal.
 7. Care; anxiety; diligence. [Obs.]
 To do one's business, to ruin one. [Colloq.] --Wycherley.
 To make (a thing) one's business, to occupy one's self with a thing as a special charge or duty. [Colloq.]
 To mean business, to be earnest. [Colloq.]
 Syn: -- Affairs; concern; transaction; matter; engagement; employment; calling; occupation; trade; profession; vocation; office; duty.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who
           constitute it; "he bought his brother's business"; "a
           small mom-and-pop business"; "a racially integrated
           business concern" [syn: concern, business concern, business
           organization, business organisation]
      2: the activity of providing goods and services involving
         financial and commercial and industrial aspects;
         "computers are now widely used in business" [syn: commercial
         enterprise, business enterprise]
      3: business concerns collectively; "Government and business
         could not agree" [syn: business sector]
      4: the volume of business activity; "business is good today";
         "show me where the business was today"
      5: a rightful concern or responsibility; "it's none of your
         business"; "mind your own business"
      6: the principal activity in your life that you do to earn
         money; "he's not in my line of business" [syn: occupation,
          job, line of work, line]
      7: an immediate objective; "gossip was the main business of the
      8: incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic
         effect; "his business with the cane was hilarious" [syn: stage
         business, byplay]
      9: customers collectively; "they have an upper class clientele"
         [syn: clientele, patronage]