marketplace

noun mar·ket·place \ ˈmär-kət-ˌplās \
Updated on: 30 Nov 2017

Definition of marketplace

1 a : an open square or place in a town where markets or public sales are held
b : market
  • the marketplace is the interpreter of supply and demand
2 : the world of trade or economic activity : the everyday world
3 : a sphere in which intangible values compete for acceptance
  • the marketplace of ideas

Examples of marketplace in a Sentence

  1. Their products must compete in the marketplace.

  2. The company has struggled to survive in a rapidly changing marketplace.

Recent Examples of marketplace from the Web

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First Known Use of marketplace

14th century


MARKETPLACE Defined for English Language Learners

marketplace

noun

Definition of marketplace for English Language Learners

  • : the economic system through which different companies compete with each other to sell their products

  • : a place in a town where products are bought and sold


MARKETPLACE Defined for Kids

marketplace

noun mar·ket·place \ ˈmär-kət-ˌplās \

Definition of marketplace for Students

: a location where public sales are held

Law Dictionary

marketplace

noun mar·ket·place \ ˈmär-kət-ˌplās \

legal Definition of marketplace

: the economic system through which different companies compete with each other to sell their products


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