mar·​ket·​ing | \ˈmär-kə-tiŋ \

Definition of marketing 

1a : the act or process of selling or purchasing in a market did most of her marketing in local stores

b : the process or technique of promoting, selling, and distributing a product or service New automobiles are the subject of intense marketing.

2 : 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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Google also said that in Android 9, the Android Neural Networks API is running entirely on the Hexagon 690, said PJ Jacobowitz, a senior marketing manager at Qualcomm. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Meet Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855: AI boosts, a smarter camera, mobile gaming—and bye-bye, JPEG," 5 Dec. 2018 The primary difficulty Helm will face here is the marketing message—who is this thing for? Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, "Review: Helm Personal Server gets email self-hosting (almost) exactly right," 4 Dec. 2018 But, don't be fooled by the marketing terms and instead, try out a few different types or consult a hairstylist to find out what works best for you in terms of overall effect and personal preference. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Experts Explain How Conditioner Benefits Your Hair (and Why You Should Always Use It)," 16 Oct. 2018 Dayna started working at Etsy seven years ago, in the website's public relations and marketing department. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Dayna Isom Johnson Hunts Etsy Trends Like It's Her Job," 19 Sep. 2018 The list is based on data gathered through research with influencers, brands, and marketing companies. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Is Kylie Jenner Really on Track to Be America's Youngest-Ever Self-Made Billionaire?," 26 July 2018 That’s due at least partly to aggressive marketing through Instagram and other social media that many kids see, some researchers say. Mike Stobbe, The Seattle Times, "Juul halts store sales of some flavored e-cigarettes," 14 Nov. 2018 And while her widely popular e-commerce company is currently under watch for false product marketing, there's still no denying that Paltrow is using her platform to raise awareness around women’s health's issues. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "At 46, Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop Want to “Rebrand” Menopause," 2 Nov. 2018 Since then, Taylor herself incorporated it into the themes and marketing around Reputation. Claire Dodson, Teen Vogue, "Taylor Swift Fans Are Flooding Tennessee Senate Candidate Marsha Blackburn's Instagram With Snake Emojis," 9 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of marketing

1561, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of marketing

: the activities that are involved in making people aware of a company's products, making sure that the products are available to be bought, etc.

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