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From Middle French enterprise. ME < OFr entreprise < feminine past participle of entreprendre (to undertake) < entre (in between) + prendre < Latin prehendere, see prehensile

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  1. a company, business, organization, or other purposeful endeavor
    The government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) are a group of financial services corporations which have been created by the United States Congress.
    A micro-enterprise is defined as a business having 5 or fewer employees and a low seed capital.
  2. an undertaking or project, especially a daring and courageous one.
    Biosphere 2 was a scientific enterprise aimed at the exploration of the complex web of interactions within life systems.
  3. a willingness to undertake new or risky projects; energy and initiative
    He has shown great enterprise throughout his early career.
  4. an active participation in projects

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