Definitions for purchasing

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word purchasing

Princeton's WordNet

  1. buying, purchasing(noun)

    the act of buying

    "buying and selling fill their days"; "shrewd purchasing requires considerable knowledge"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Purchasing

    of Purchase


  1. Purchasing

    Purchasing refers to a business or organization attempting to acquiring goods or services to accomplish the goals of its enterprise. Though there are several organizations that attempt to set standards in the purchasing process, processes can vary greatly between organizations. Typically the word “purchasing” is not used interchangeably with the word “procurement”, since procurement typically includes Expediting, Supplier Quality, and Traffic and Logistics in addition to Purchasing.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cesar Augusto Toscan:

    They have lost purchasing power, too.

  2. Joe Rixey:

    We are reacting to get it done, we're working on purchasing capacity and shifts.

  3. Sam Chi Yung:

    The suspension will shut funds out of the markets and further dampen purchasing power.

  4. Carl Jorgensen:

    The primary reason for purchasing organic chocolate is the social and environmental motivation.

  5. Michael Marcus:

    You can build one of these types of water plants for about the same cost as purchasing imported water.

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