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Adj.1.private-enterprise - subscribing to capitalistic competition
capitalistic, capitalist - favoring or practicing capitalism
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Among other findings, our surveys revealed that only about one out of three Americans could correctly define capitalism (35 percent), but more than half (59 percent) could correctly define private-enterprise system.
The no-opinion percentages--22 percent for capitalism and 16 percent for private-enterprise system--reinforce the notion that as a construct, capitalism is not as well understood as private enterprise.
While the phrase "private-enterprise system" evokes a picture of small business," capitalism" elicits images of big business.