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com·mod·i·ty

 (kə-mŏd′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. com·mod·i·ties
1. Something useful that can be turned to commercial or other advantage: "Left-handed, power-hitting third basemen are a rare commodity in the big leagues" (Steve Guiremand).
2. A product or service that is indistinguishable from ones manufactured or provided by competing companies and that therefore sells primarily on the basis of price rather than quality or style.
3. Archaic Advantage; benefit.

[Middle English commodite, from Old French, convenience, from Latin commoditās, from commodus, convenient; see commodious.]

commodity

(kəˈmɒdɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Economics) an article of commerce
2. something of use, advantage, or profit
3. (Economics) economics an exchangeable unit of economic wealth, esp a primary product or raw material
4. (Economics) a quantity of goods
5. convenience or expediency
[C14: from Old French commodité, from Latin commoditās suitability, benefit; see commodious]

com•mod•i•ty

(kəˈmɒd ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. an article of trade or commerce, esp. a product as distinguished from a service.
2. something of use, advantage, or value.
3. any unprocessed or partially processed good, as a grain, fruit or vegetable, or a precious metal.
4. Obs. a quantity of goods.
[1375–1425; late Middle English commodite < Anglo-French < Latin commoditās timeliness, convenience <commod(us) (see commode)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commodity - articles of commercecommodity - articles of commerce      
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
staple, basic - (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
consumer goods - goods (as food or clothing) intended for direct use or consumption
drygoods, soft goods - textiles or clothing and related merchandise
entrant - a commodity that enters competition with established merchandise; "a well publicized entrant is the pocket computer"
export, exportation - commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country
fancy goods - goods that are chiefly ornamental
fungible - a commodity that is freely interchangeable with another in satisfying an obligation
future - bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date
import, importation - commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
merchandise, product, ware - commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"
middling - any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran)
shopping - the commodities purchased from stores; "she loaded her shopping into the car"women carrying home shopping didn't give me a second glance"
sporting goods - sports equipment sold as a commodity
worldly good, worldly possession - a commodity or good associated with the earthly, rather than the spiritual, existence of human beings
salvage - property or goods saved from damage or destruction

commodity

noun (usually plural) goods, produce, stock, products, merchandise, wares The government increased prices on several basic commodities.

commodity

noun
A product or products bought and sold in commerce:
good (used in plural), line, merchandise, ware.
Translations
سِلْعَه، بِضاعَه
druh zbožívýrobek
vare
avuhyödykemassahyödykeraaka-aine
vara
reikmuo
patēriņa priekšmetsprece
druh tovaru
malticarî eşya

commodity

[kəˈmɒdɪtɪ]
A. Nartículo m (de consumo or de comercio), producto m, mercancía f, mercadería f (LAm) (Fin, St Ex) → materia f prima
B. CPD commodity exchange Nbolsa f de artículos de consumo
commodity markets NPLmercados mpl de materias primas
commodity trade Ncomercio m de materias primas

commodity

[kəˈmɒdɪti] n
(= product) → marchandise f (= consumer good) → produit m, article m (= food) → denrée f

commodity

nWare f; (agricultural) → Erzeugnis nt; basic or staple commodities (natural) → Grundstoffe pl; (St Ex) → Rohstoffe pl; (manufactured) → Bedarfsgüter pl; (= foodstuffs)Grundnahrungsmittel pl; electricity is a commodity which every country needsStrom ist ein (Versorgungs)gut, das jedes Land braucht

commodity

[kəˈmɒdɪtɪ] nprodotto, articolo; (food) → derrata
basic commodities → beni mpl di prima necessità

commodity

(kəˈmodəti) plural comˈmodities noun
an article which is bought or sold. soap, toothpaste and other household commodities.
References in classic literature ?
During that term he was to be the property of his master, and as much a commodity of bargain and sale as an ox, or a joint-stool.
She alighted with great circumspection, put the bunch of faded flowers in her aunt Miranda's hand, and received her salute; it could hardly be called a kiss without injuring the fair name of that commodity.
Third alternative: to turn the information I already possess to the best account, by making it a marketable commodity between Mr.
All novelists have had occasion at some time or other to wish with Falstaff, that they knew where a commodity of good names was to be had.
Nor are the poets who write them to be blamed for this; for some there are among them who are perfectly well aware of their faults, and know what they ought to do; but as plays have become a salable commodity, they say, and with truth, that the actors will not buy them unless they are after this fashion; and so the poet tries to adapt himself to the requirements of the actor who is to pay him for his work.
These labourers, who must sell themselves piece-meal, are a commodity, like every other article of commerce, and are consequently exposed to all the vicissitudes of competition, to all the fluctuations of the market.
The scientists were far inland, prosecuting their search for the valuable commodity that native rumor upon the mainland had led them to believe might be found here in marketable quantity.
They were such a pair as wholesale merchants use for weighing bulky commodities; and quite a bulky commodity was now to be weighed in them.
Be the original commodity what it might, it was gold within his grasp.
This precious commodity they brought to the house, enveloped in multitudinous folds of leaves; and as a special mark of the esteem in which they held me, would spread an immense leaf on the ground, and dropping one by one a few minute particles of the salt upon it, invite me to taste them.
Sometimes the stake supported a small box, and a whole neighborhood received a weekly supply for their literary wants at this point, where the man who “rides post’ regularly deposited a bundle of the precious commodity.
My dear count," said Manicamp, "elegance is not a costly commodity, it is only a very difficult accomplishment.