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Tuesday, January 2nd commodity What's the Use? Word of the Day:
The English relatives of commodity all bear a passing resemblance to it — accommodate, commode, commodious — but their meanings seem to be all over the map. There is, however, an element of common meaning, centered around the idea of what is useful: the Latin root commodus, "useful, convenient, suitable," underlies them all. A commodity was originally an economic good; today it indicates one that is widely available and traded.
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