strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats; a system for examining a business plan, the way a company is run etc, to see what the good and bad points are:

• Before producing a business development plan, it may be helpful to carry out a SWOT analysis.

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SWOT UK US /swɒt/ noun [U] COMMERCE
ABBREVIATION for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats: a method for examining an organization, product, etc. and how it can develop, by considering these four areas: »

Carrying out a SWOT analysis helped them identify two clear markets for their product.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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