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business

n. any activity or enterprise entered into for profit. It does not mean it is a company, a corporation, partnership, or have any such formal organization, but it can range from a street peddler to General Motors. It is sometimes significant to determine if an accident, visit, travel, meal or other activity was part of "business" or for pleasure or no particular purpose.

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The businesslike reforming of the public sector, overwhelmed by the tall claims associated with the approach, lost the vital significance of public-private distinction, adversely affecting the exclusion of citizens from public sector services.
He told reporters "we are getting into what we hope [is a] more businesslike type of approach," vowing to elaborate on the logistics of the next round of Geneva talks on Monday.
Despite the current chill in Russian-US relations, Moscow expects that new US Ambassador to Russia John Tefft will demonstrate a businesslike approach, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told RIA Novosti Tuesday.
"The word that very much springs to mind is 'businesslike' in their approach to training and in their approach to games.
* 1960S ICON: The Ford Cortina Mark II was boxy and businesslike and sold faster than the original
Paired with a slick switching six-speed manual gearbox this engine revels in chasing the revs and, to the accompaniment of an exhaust with a very businesslike growl, the Cloverleaf promises to take you from 0-62mph in 7.5 seconds.
These are: enhancing the reputation of the council and island, protect and develop the island's economy, build and support sustainable communities, promote healthy, safe and fair communities and businesslike and affordable services.
Next month's G20 summit in London will be a "modest and businesslike" affair, the Government insisted last night.
Ethics and new public management; empirical research into the effects of businesslike government on ethics and integrity.
The proposed board would consist of senior elected paid professional staff and elected senior club officials and is aimed at putting the running of the county club on a more businesslike footing.
man; and what did my wondering optics devour but a big touring car of a hundred horsepower with a businesslike chauffeur, so shiny and slick, I knew in a jiffy it must be Saint Nick.
Room rates are a very businesslike $150 to $225 USD, plus tax.

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