Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
having the qualities needed in business; efficient, methodical, etc.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Showing or having characteristics advantageous to or of use in business; methodical and systematic.
- Purposeful; earnest.
- Practical; unemotional: The couple maintained a businesslike attitude toward their divorce.