marketing

noun mar·ket·ing \ ˈmär-kə-tiŋ \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of marketing

1 a : 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 3aggregate 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

  1. The company will increase its budget for marketing.

  2. She has a job in marketing.

  3. She runs the company's marketing department.

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First Known Use of marketing

1561

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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MARKETING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of marketing for English Language Learners

  • : 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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