business vs clientele what difference

what is difference between business and clientele

English

Alternative forms

  • bisoness, businesse, busynesse (obsolete)
  • bidness (pronunciation spelling)

Etymology

From Middle English busines, busynes, businesse, bisynes, from Old English bisiġnes (business, busyness), equivalent to busy +‎ -ness. Doublet of busyness.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɪz.nɪs/, /ˈbɪz.nɪz/
  • (weak vowel merger) IPA(key): /ˈbɪz.nəs/, /ˈbɪz.nəz/
  • (Southern American English) IPA(key): /ˈbɪd.nəs/, /ˈbɪd.nəz/
  • Hyphenation: busi‧ness

Noun

business (countable and uncountable, plural businesses)

  1. (countable) A specific commercial enterprise or establishment.
  2. (countable) A person’s occupation, work, or trade.
  3. (uncountable) Commercial, industrial, or professional activity.
  4. (uncountable) The volume or amount of commercial trade.
  5. (uncountable) One’s dealings; patronage.
  6. (uncountable) Private commercial interests taken collectively.
  7. (uncountable) The management of commercial enterprises, or the study of such management.
  8. (countable) A particular situation or activity.
  9. (countable) Any activity or objective needing to be dealt with; especially, one of a financial or legal matter.
  10. (uncountable) Something involving one personally.
  11. (uncountable, parliamentary procedure) Matters that come before a body for deliberation or action.
  12. (travel, uncountable) Business class, the class of seating provided by airlines between first class and coach.
  13. (acting) Action carried out with a prop or piece of clothing, usually away from the focus of the scene.
  14. (countable, rare) The collective noun for a group of ferrets.
  15. (uncountable, slang, Britain) Something very good; top quality. (possibly from “the bee’s knees”)
  16. (slang, uncountable) Excrement, particularly that of a non-human animal.
  17. (uncountable, slang) Disruptive shenanigans.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • pidgin

Descendants

Translations

Adjective

business

  1. Of, to, pertaining to or utilized for purposes of conducting trade, commerce, governance, advocacy or other professional purposes.
  2. Professional, businesslike, having concern for good business practice.
  3. Supporting business, conducive to the conduct of business.

See also

  • Appendix: Animals
  • Appendix:English collective nouns

References

  • business at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • business in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
  • business in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Czech

Noun

business m

  1. business

Declension

Further reading

  • business in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • business in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Finnish

Etymology

Unadapted borrowing from English business.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbisnes/, [ˈbis̠ne̞s̠]
  • IPA(key): /ˈpisnes/, [ˈpis̠ne̞s̠]
  • IPA(key): /ˈbusinesː/, [ˈbus̠ine̞s̠ː]

Noun

business

  1. Alternative spelling of bisnes

Usage notes

It may be advisable to avoid using this term in writing.

Declension

This spelling does not fit nicely into Finnish declension system and is therefore seldom used, and mainly in nominative singular.

Pronunciation “bisnes”:

Pronunciation “business”:

Synonyms

  • See Synonyms-section under bisnes

French

Etymology

Borrowed from English business.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biz.nɛs/
  • (Quebec) IPA(key): [bɪz.nɪs]

Noun

business m (plural business)

  1. business, firm, company
  2. business, affairs

Further reading

  • “business” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English business.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbiz.nes/, /ˈbiz.nis/

Noun

business m (invariable)

  1. business (commercial enterprise)
    Synonyms: affare, affari, impresa

References


Tatar

Etymology

Borrowed from English business.

Noun

business

  1. business

Declension

References

business dairäläre iğtibarın Tatarstan belän



English

Alternative forms

  • clientèle

Etymology

Borrowed from French clientèle, ultimately from Latin cliēns (English client).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /klaɪ.n̩ˈtɛl/, /kliː.ɒnˈtɛl/

Noun

clientele (usually uncountable, plural clienteles)

  1. The body or class of people who frequent an establishment or purchase a service, especially when considered as forming a more-or-less homogeneous group of clients in terms of values or habits.
    Helen’s clientele encompasses a broad range of different ages, races and social statuses.
    • 1997: Chris Horrocks, Introducing Foucault, page 34 (Totem Books, Icon Books; →ISBN)
      The bars’ clientèle called Foucault “Herr Doktor”.

Translations

Related terms

  • client
  • clientdom

See also

  • customer base

Anagrams

  • étincellé

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kli.enˈtɛ.le/
  • Rhymes: -ɛle

Noun

clientele f pl

  1. plural of clientela

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