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Princeton's WordNet

  1. market economy, free enterprise, private enterprise, laissez-faire economyadjective

    an economy that relies chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine prices

  2. competitive, free-enterprise(a), private-enterprise(a)adjective

    subscribing to capitalistic competition


  1. private-enterprise

    Private enterprise is a form of business organization that is owned and managed by private individuals or groups. These owners take on the risk of the business's success or failure, but they also reap the benefits or profits from the business. It is characterized by a free market system where businesses function on supply and demand mechanisms with minimal government intervention.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of private-enterprise in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of private-enterprise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of private-enterprise in a Sentence

  1. Paulo Cesar Silva:

    Given the support, Bombardier has been very aggressive, to the point of offering planes at prices below their production costs. That's what the numbers show, it causes a major distortion in the market. We're not competing with a private enterprise any more. We're competing with the government.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    His facts are wrong. Staples has said that the policy in place was instituted a decade ago, so it was not instituted as a way to get around Obamacare, but he makes it sound as if getting around a law, meaning responding to the incentives that are written into the law, is somehow unsavory. And he talks about that, it's the same way he talks about everything that's private enterprise.

  3. Paulo Cesar Silva:

    It causes a major distortion in the market. We're not competing with a private enterprise any more. We're competing with the government.

  4. Loai Labani:

    My family and my friends were trying to tell me you shouldn't focus on this, just get a government job and the security that comes with it, of my 20 employees, half are Saudi and I need 10 more, but it's a struggle to get the quality developers, web-designers and programmers. We have to do 2-300 interviews to hire just one Saudi, because not just the knowledge but the personality for private enterprise is so hard to find.

  5. Richard Feynman:

    The real question of government versus private enterprise is argued on too philosophical and abstract a basis. Theoretically, planning may be good. But nobody has ever figured out the cause of government stupidity and until they do (and find the cure) all ideal plans will fall into quicksand.


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