[kuh-mod-i-tahyz] /kəˈmɒd ɪˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), commoditized, commoditizing.
[kuh-mod-uh-fahy] /kəˈmɒd əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), commodified, commodifying.
to turn into a commodity; make commercial.
to treat as if a commodity.
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
(transitive) to treat (something) inappropriately as if it can be acquired or marketed like other commodities: you can’t commodify art
(transitive) another term for commodify
1971, back-formation from commodification. Related: Commodified; commodifying.
[kuh-mod-i-tee] /kəˈmɒd ɪ ti/ noun, plural commodities. 1. an article of trade or commerce, especially a product as distinguished from a service. 2. something of use, advantage, or value. 3. Stock Exchange. any unprocessed or partially processed good, as grain, fruits, and vegetables, or precious metals. 4. Obsolete. a quantity of goods. /kəˈmɒdɪtɪ/ noun (pl) […]
noun 1. an exchange for the buying and selling of futures contracts on commodities, as butter, coffee, sugar, and grains.
noun, U.S. Government. 1. an independent regulatory agency, created in 1975, that supervises the trading of futures on commodity exchanges. Abbreviation: CFTC.
[kom-uh-dawr, -dohr] /ˈkɒm əˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr/ noun 1. Navy. a grade of flag officer next in rank below a rear admiral. 2. British Navy. an officer in temporary command of a squadron, sometimes over a captain on the same ship. 3. Navy. the senior captain when two or more ships of war are cruising in company. […]