market share


: the percentage of the market for a product or service that a company supplies

Example Sentences

The company has gained market share in the past year. companies working to increase their market shares
Recent Examples on the Web According to the venture capital firm Electric Capital, the U.S. has lost 2% of its share of the blockchain developer market per year for the last five years—sinking to 29% market share. Kristin Smith, Fortune Crypto, 25 May 2023 Ikea will also work to improve its ability to fulfill and deliver customer orders in a bid to capture greater market share. Elizabeth Napolitano, CBS News, 20 Apr. 2023 At the same time, in their bid to gain market share, Netflix, Amazon. et. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Apr. 2023 Now potash producers elsewhere—most notably in Canada—are seeing an opportunity to grab market share. Jinjoo Lee,, 14 Apr. 2023 Only Wells Fargo was bigger, with an 11.2% market share. Kathleen Pender, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Apr. 2023 In 2022, iPhones claimed 50 percent of U.S. market share, overtaking Androids for the first time. Michelle Delgado, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Apr. 2023 United Airlines, which is the fourth-largest carrier, has a 15 percent market share. Niraj Chokshi,, 7 Mar. 2023 Google's preview of its experimental AI chatbot Bard hit a snag after a factual error in a promo ad led to a drop in its parent company's market share. Theara Coleman, The Week, 14 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of market share was in 1918

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“Market share.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

Legal Definition

market share

: the percentage of the market for a product or service that a company supplies

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