1. present participle of purchase#English|purchase


  1. An act or process of making a purchase.
    • 1936, James Arthur Fulton, Our economic nationalism: its purpose and importance (page 84)
      As our exports and imports are now nearly in balance, it is assumed that such bargaining, if agreed to, would induce the debtor nations to greatly increase their purchasings from us […]
  2. (business, government) A complex, organized process in large organizations for obtaining goods that may include identification of requirements, approvals, supplier management, negotiation, receipt of goods, and payment.
  3. A part of an organization that manages such processes

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