Word------ commerce (n.) [U]

Resource------ 'An Introduction to Sociolinguistics'

Definition------ trade (especially between countries); buying and selling of goods

Sentence------ In addtion to what he calls the 'formal' matters of codification and elaboration, the former referring to the
development of such things as grammars and dictionaries and the latter referring to the use of the standard
in such areas as literature, the courts, education, administration, and commerce, Haugen says there are
important matters to do with 'function'.