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en•ter•prise



Pronunciation: (en'tur-prīz"), [key]
n.
1. a project undertaken or to be undertaken, esp. one that is important or difficult or that requires boldness or energy: To keep the peace is a difficult enterprise.
2. a plan for such a project.
3. participation or engagement in such projects: Our country was formed by the enterprise of resolute men and women.
4. boldness or readiness in undertaking; adventurous spirit; ingenuity.
5. a company organized for commercial purposes; business firm.
6. (cap.) Mil.the first nuclear-powered U.S. aircraft carrier, commissioned in 1961, with a displacement of 89,000 tons (80,723 m ton) and eight reactors.
7. (cap., italics) U.S. Aerospace.the first space shuttle, used for atmospheric flight and landing tests.

En•ter•prise



Pronunciation: (en'tur-prīz"), [key]
n.
a city in S Alabama. 18,033.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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