What does purchasing mean?

Definitions for purchasing

Here are all the 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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of purchasing in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of purchasing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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. Sergei Derbenyov:

    I'm waiting for the people it will bring, people with more purchasing power than people here.

  5. Carl Jorgensen:

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

Images & Illustrations of purchasing

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