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    the meaning of the business

    What is the meaning of "the business" in the following sentence .

    Jim knew absolutely nothing about the business when he joined the firm.

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    Re: the meaning of the business

    Concise Oxford English Dictionary 2008 Oxford University Press:
    business
    noun
    • 1 a person's regular occupation or trade.■ work to be done or matters to be attended to.


    • 2 a person's concern.


    • 3 commercial activity.■ a commercial organization.


    • 4 informal a matter: the business of trying to find her mother.


    • 5 Theatre actions other than dialogue in a play.
    He knew nothing about what the firm made or how it marketed it etc.

    Rover

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