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    Hi, read this please: " Often, the enterprise of biological psychology, along with biology, neurology, and other disciplines interested in brain processes, is referred to as neuroscience."All I need here is the meaning of enterprise. I've searched many online dictionaries, and the nearest meaning I've got is " organization", but the problem that these dictionaries confine it within the field of business. What do you think?

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    Re: Enterprise

    It could mean "fielld" or "career"

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    Sorry - that's field.

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    Re: Enterprise

    Quote Originally Posted by Egyption Arrow View Post
    In the name of the Merciful Allah,
    Hi, read this please: " Often, the enterprise of biological psychology, along with biology, neurology, and other disciplines interested in brain processes, is referred to as neuroscience."All I need here is the meaning of enterprise. I've searched many online dictionaries, and the nearest meaning I've got is " organization", but the problem that these dictionaries confine it within the field of business. What do you think?
    Not a teacher!
    The above quote is referring to the neuroscience as a combined study of brain which includes subjects like biology, neurology........

    You can put the meaning of enterprise as :
    1) Project
    2) a plan for such project
    3) venture

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    Re: Enterprise

    I see the same meaning that susiedqq mentioned, and none of those three definitions is even close to it. Strangely, not a single dictionary defines this word as field.

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    Hey, I still need an answer for this? None of the definitions mentioned in dictionaries fits the context. And the word " field" seemingly is not a synonym of "enterprise".

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    Re: Enterprise

    Not a teacher!
    Dear friend, the dictionary meanings are not the fullest meanings but they depend upon the usage to the context. In this context the words enterprise means the work done by the given all sciences combinedly leads to Neuroscience. Thus you should see the meaning in light of the context and not just stick to dictionary synonyms.
    I would recommend that you read more which would improve your vocabulary and also improve your understanding of words in different usages.

    Happy learning,

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    Re: Enterprise

    Often, the enterprise of biological psychology, along with biology, neurology, and other disciplines interested in brain processes, is referred to as neuroscience."

    I think this may be a business category reference. That's how I read it. That's why I suggest the word "field."

    Perhaps more background about the sentence would help.

    My dictionary defines "field" as "a division of activity, knowledge, etc."

    Some people may ask you, "What field of biology are you in?"

    or "He went into the sales field, selling computers."

    "The computer field is wide open for entreprenuers."

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    Re: Enterprise

    I guess I have a new view to it. At The Free Multi-Language Online Dictionary From Ultralingua, I found the following meaning: A purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness); "he had doubts about the whole enterprise". It came to me after this that what if this Neuroscience is a new branch of knowledge that represents a scientific undertaking for scientists who believe in the possibility of being such a discipline. Do you agree?
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    Re: Enterprise

    I feel you are complicating the meaning of the sentence. Look at another application of the sentence structure.

    The enterprise of organic farming, along with A, B, and and other disciplines interested in C, is referred to as "growing green."


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