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Meaning of enterprise

en•ter•prise

Pronunciation: (en'tur-prīz"), [key]
— n.
  1. a project undertaken or to be undertaken, esp. one that is important or difficult or that requires boldness or energy: To keep the peace is a difficult enterprise.
  2. a plan for such a project.
  3. participation or engagement in such projects: Our country was formed by the enterprise of resolute men and women.
  4. boldness or readiness in undertaking; adventurous spirit; ingenuity.
  5. a company organized for commercial purposes; business firm.
  6. (cap.)the first nuclear-powered U.S. aircraft carrier, commissioned in 1961, with a displacement of 89,000 tons (80,723 m ton) and eight reactors.
  7. (cap., italics)the first space shuttle, used for atmospheric flight and landing tests.

En•ter•prise

Pronunciation: (en'tur-prīz"), [key]
— n.
  1. a city in S Alabama. 18,033.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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