free market


: an economy operating by free competition

Examples of free market in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Relatedly, Trump has also embraced dramatic monetary policy ranging from intentional currency devaluation and yield curve control, which would be highly inflationary and undermine the regular functioning of free markets. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, TIME, 29 May 2024 Among conservatives, agency overreach violates fundamental principles of free markets and more limited government. Chris Perkins, Fortune, 22 May 2024 Those who do operate in a free market, such as record labels, have negotiated protections against these bad faith tactics. Kristin Robinson, Billboard, 21 May 2024 Because the law prevents private negotiations in a free market, publishers and songwriters have seen ongoing abuse of the statutory system and CRB rate-setting process with little ability for recourse. Kristin Robinson, Billboard, 21 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for free market 

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Word History

First Known Use

1642, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of free market was in 1642

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“Free market.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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free market

: an economic market operating by free competition
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