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Definition of Commodity


  1. Convenience; accommodation; profit; benefit; advantage; interest; commodiousness.
  2. That which affords convenience, advantage, or profit, especially in commerce, including everything movable that is bought and sold (except animals), -- goods, wares, merchandise, produce of land and manufactures, etc.
  3. A parcel or quantity of goods.

Commodity Quotations

If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
Hunter S. Thompson

A century ago, petroleum - what we call oil - was just an obscure commodity; today it is almost as vital to human existence as water.
James Buchan

Knowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion.
Daniel J. Boorstin

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.
Aldo Leopold

In the time of the sacred sites and the crashing of ecosystems and worlds, it may be worth not making a commodity out of all that is revered.
Winona LaDuke
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Commodity Translations

commodity in Afrikaans is artikel
commodity in Dutch is handelsartikel, artikel
commodity in Finnish is tavara
commodity in German is Bedarfsartikel, Ware
commodity in Portuguese is producto
commodity in Swedish is handelsvara
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