Crossword clues for commodity
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Commodity \Com*mod"i*ty\, n.; pl. Commodities. [F. commodit['e], fr. L. commoditas. See Commode.]
Convenience; accommodation; profit; benefit; advantage; interest; commodiousness. [Obs.]
Drawn by the commodity of a footpath.
Men may seek their own commodity, yet if this were done with injury to others, it was not to be suffered.
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.
A parcel or quantity of goods. [Obs.]
A commodity of brown paper and old ginger.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 15c., "benefit, profit, welfare;" later "a convenient or useful product," from Middle French commodité "benefit, profit," from Latin commoditatem (nominative commoditas) "fitness, adaptation, convenience, advantage," from commodus "suitable, convenient" (see commode). General sense "property possession" is from c.1500.
n. 1 (context obsolete English) convenience; usefulness, suitability. (15th-19th c.) 2 Anything movable (a good) that is bought and sold. (from 15th c.) 3 Something useful or valuable. (from 15th c.) 4 (context obsolete English) self-interest; personal convenience or advantage. (16th-19th c.) 5 (context economics English) raw material, agricultural and other primary products as objects of large-scale trading in specialized exchanges. 6 (context marketing English) undifferentiated goods characterized by a low profit margin, as distinguished from branded products. 7 (context Marxism English) Anything which has both a use-value and an exchange-value.
In classical political economy and especially Karl Marx's critique of political economy, a commodity is any good or service ("products" or "activities") produced by human labour and offered as a product for general sale on the market. Some other priced goods are also treated as commodities, e.g. human labor-power, works of art and natural resources, even though they may not be produced specifically for the market, or be non-reproducible goods.
Marx's analysis of the commodity (in German: Kaufware, i.e. merchandise, ware for sale) is intended to help solve the problem of what establishes the economic value of goods, using the labor theory of value. This problem was extensively debated by Adam Smith, David Ricardo, and Karl Rodbertus-Jagetzow, among others. Value and price are not equivalent terms in economics, and theorising the specific relationship of value to market price has been a challenge for both liberal and Marxist economists.
Commodity marks the fifth album from Remedy Drive. The project was funded via a Kickstarter funding campaign that enabled the band to self release the album on September 23, 2014. Remedy Drive worked with former band member Philip Zach on production.
Usage examples of "commodity".
As the Commonwealth was discovering, sentient aliens were a rare commodity, at least in this section of the galaxy.
While some of the spices and eastern commodities were brought overland by caravan from Ormuz or Bassora, the greater part came by water to Jiddah.
Where local and foreign milk alike are drawn into a general plan for protecting the interstate commerce in the commodity from the interferences, burdens and obstructions, arising from excessive surplus and the social and sanitary evils of low values, the power of the Congress extends also to the local sales.
The merchants of Gautemala, likewise, shipped their commodities to Cartagena by way of Lake Nicaragua and the San Juan river, for they feared to send goods across the Gulf of Honduras to Havana, because of the French and English buccaneers hanging about Cape San Antonio.
Before turning back toward the border, Dixon noticed that Cerro had a white helmet cover, a commodity in even shorter supply than the white parka.
On the one hand, marketing practices and consumer consumption are prime terrain for developing postmodernist thinking: certain postmodernist theorists, for example, see perpetual shopping and the consumption of commodities and commodified images as the paradigmatic and defining activities of postmodern experience, our collective journeys through hyperreality.
Breath was a city commodity, stored in the customhouse and sold to the licensed apothecaries who resold it in their shops.
Chemical substances and commodities, like the conspiracies, and like the dustheaps in Dickens, embody the moral defects of the society that produces them.
There was also some fatback, which Ryan guessed was another of the commodities that Claggartville traded for their whaling produce.
Boaz paid me my twelve thousand francs in ducats, and I made him my friend, as he thanked me for receiving the moneys in ducats, and he doubtless made a profit on the transaction, gold being a commodity in Holland, and all payments being made in silver or paper money.
Considered in the light of reality, a commodity Anna felt had been sorely compromised by nature over the past hours, the murderer had therefore to enter the tent before the burn, remain inside with Nims, murder him, wait out the storm with the corpse, then exit and reconstruct the tent.
The captains of their armed vessels, known by the name of guarda-costas, had made a practice of boarding and plundering British ships, on pretence of searching for contraband commodities, on which occasions they had behaved with the utmost insolence, cruelty, and rapine.
Before the French Revolution the sale of Carrots and oranges was prohibited in the Dutch markets, because of the unpopular aristocratic colour of these commodities.
It is not possible for us, at this stage of Plutonian national and industrial development, to assume the operation and servicing of vital life and community support systems, nor has the Planet Pluto Government the technical skills and facilities at this time to produce and deliver infrastructure and commodities essential for a self-sustaining economy.
It sold essentially the same commodity products anyone would expect to find in a retail jewelry environment.