mar·​ket·​ing ˈmär-kə-tiŋ How to pronounce marketing (audio)
: the act or process of selling or purchasing in a market
did most of her marketing in local stores
: the process or technique of promoting, selling, and distributing a product or service
New automobiles are the subject of intense marketing.
: an aggregate (see aggregate entry 3 sense 1) of functions involved in moving goods from producer to consumer
The company will increase its budget for marketing.

Examples of marketing in a Sentence

The company will increase its budget for marketing. She has a job in marketing. She runs the company's marketing department.
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Word History

First Known Use

1561, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of marketing was in 1561

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Cite this Entry

“Marketing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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