Associations to the word «Commodity»


COMMODITY, noun. (obsolete) Convenience; usefulness, suitability. [15th-19th c.]
COMMODITY, noun. Anything movable (a good) that is bought and sold. [from 15th c.]
COMMODITY, noun. Something useful or valuable. [from 15th c.]
COMMODITY, noun. (obsolete) Self-interest; personal convenience or advantage. [16th-19th c.]
COMMODITY, noun. (economics) Raw materials, agricultural and other primary products as objects of large-scale trading in specialized exchanges.
COMMODITY, noun. (marketing) Undifferentiated goods characterized by a low profit margin, as distinguished from branded products.
COMMODITY, noun. (Marxism) Anything which has both a use-value and an exchange-value.
COMMODITY EXCHANGE, noun. (finance) (agriculture) An organization operating under a set of bylaws aimed at promoting trade in one or more commodities by providing services and rules for the conduct of trade.
COMMODITY EXCHANGES, noun. Plural of commodity exchange
COMMODITY MARKET, noun. A market where raw or primary products are exchanged.
COMMODITY MEAT, noun. Meat that is produced and distributed on an industrial scale, and can be bought and sold on the commodity markets
COMMODITY MEAT, noun. (US) (dated) Meat distributed through the USDA commodity food distribution program

Dictionary definition

COMMODITY, noun. Articles of commerce.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats