Dot com

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Definition

a dot com (company): an internet, online company (example: Amazon, eBay, Google)
noun, adjective
Literally dot com refers to '.com', like a web address. Dot com refers to a young company that does most of its business online.

Examples

  • "these days they just come in a different form. Smythe says that private sector companies are finding ways to compensate workers without using union labor, 'The perks that a dotcom like Doodle provides for its staff, without any union interference, are unbelievable: free meals, childcare, dry cleaning services, gold-leafed toilet paper, the list goes on and on."
  • "Still, with the recent economic downturn following the collapse of numerous dot coms and start-ups in Silicon Valley, San Francisco has had to look elsewhere for a boost."

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