marketplace

noun
mar·​ket·​place | \ ˈmär-kət-ˌplās How to pronounce marketplace (audio) \

Definition of marketplace

1a : 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

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Examples of marketplace in a Sentence

Their products must compete in the marketplace. The company has struggled to survive in a rapidly changing marketplace.
Recent Examples on the Web As a result, Media Dynamics reports the 2020-21 upfront ad marketplace for broadcast and cable totaled $18.6 billion, a 15% drop-off from the previous year. Brad Adgate, Forbes, "In 2021, The TV Upfront Presentations Will Once Again Be Virtual," 2 Mar. 2021 Other efforts have included the third-party marketplace platform on its website, its fledgling Walmart+ subscription service and online advertising. WSJ, "Walmart Diversification Goes Into Overdrive With Goldman Hires," 1 Mar. 2021 Consumers who qualified for a personal loan in 2020 with excellent credit (720 or higher FICO) typically were approved for rates between 10.7% and 12.5%, according to NerdWallet marketplace data. cleveland, "Popular home improvement projects for 2021 - and how to pay for them," 28 Feb. 2021 Top Shot has received a lot of attention after rapid marketplace growth over the last week. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "What is NBA Top Shot and why is a LeBron highlight worth $208K? 'This is a real market,' Mark Cuban says," 26 Feb. 2021 Carrier competition: When using marketplace-style car transportation services, higher competition between car carrier bids leads to lower auto shipping costs. Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Get the Best Car Shipping Quotes Online (2021)," 23 Feb. 2021 This is the vessel through which Spotify will embark on its effort to become the dominant advertising layer in the podcast ecosystem, but don’t expect the marketplace to open up to every podcast creator just yet. Nicholas Quah, Vulture, "Key Podcast Takeaways from Spotify’s Big Event," 23 Feb. 2021 New Jersey is finally officially legalizing marijuana, now that Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation creating a recreational pot marketplace months after voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot question to legalize it. Los Angeles Times, "Today’s Headlines: ‘Not Just Another Number’," 23 Feb. 2021 For consumers, the marketplace legalization means the state's 6.625% sales tax applies. Mike Catalini, Star Tribune, "After long wait, New Jersey moves ahead on recreational pot," 22 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of marketplace

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of marketplace was in the 14th century

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5 Mar 2021

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“Marketplace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marketplace. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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marketplace

noun

English Language Learners Definition of marketplace

: 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

noun
mar·​ket·​place | \ ˈmär-kət-ˌplās How to pronounce marketplace (audio) \

Kids Definition of marketplace

: a location where public sales are held

marketplace

noun
mar·​ket·​place | \ ˈmär-kət-ˌplās How to pronounce marketplace (audio) \

Legal Definition of marketplace

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

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