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Definition of Commodity

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

A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.
Karl Marx

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

In comparing therefore the value of the same commodity, at different periods of time, the consideration of the comparative skill and intensity of labour, required for that particular commodity, needs scarcely to be attended to, as it operates equally at both periods.
David Ricardo
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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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