market has definitions from the fields of business,sociology
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[ noun ] (business) the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold

Synonyms

marketplace

Examples

"without competition there would be no market" "they were driven from the marketplace"

Used in print

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

In_addition to this the U._S. Civil_Service_Bureau , when examining applicants for government positions as interior_designers , expects that `` when various needed objects are not obtainable on the market he will design them .

(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)

generous public provision for the infirm ; democratic and secret elections of all officers including priests , meals taken publicly in common refectories ; a common habit or uniform prescribed for all citizens ; even houses changed once a decade ; six hours of manual_labor a day for all but a handful of magistrates and scholars , and careful measures to prevent anyone from shirking ; no private_property , no money ; no sort of pricing at_all for any goods or services , and therefore no market in the economic sense of the term .

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[ noun ] (business) the securities markets in the aggregate

Examples

"the market always frustrates the small investor"

Used in print

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

Every man who dabbles_in the market to make a_little easy_money on_the_side and suffers losses could at the time hardly face his wife who was wondering how her husband could be so dumb .

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[ noun ] (sociology) the customers for a particular product or service

Examples

"before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it"

Used in print

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

Guidance and advice are available on new product research and development ; new product potential ; processing methods ; product and market developments ; new industrial uses for raw , semi-processed and waste_materials ; and industrial uses for agricultural products .

(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)

The market today for detergent_builders is quite diverse .

In the household market , there are also low-sudsing detergent formulations based on nonionic actives with about the same amount of phosphate builder ; light-duty synthetic detergents with much less builder ; and the dwindling built soap_powders as_well_as soap_flakes and granules , none of which are now nationally advertised .

Related terms

class black_market

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[ noun ] (business) a marketplace where groceries are sold

Examples

"the grocery store included a meat market"

Used in print

(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)

`` What I want you to do is to go_to the market with me early tomorrow morning and help smuggle the hen back into the hotel '' .

It was the doctor , dressed and ready for the expedition to the market , and Alex was obliged to prepare himself in_haste .

The market was not far and , once there , the doctor 's sense of immediacy left him and he fell into a state of harmony with the birds around him .

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[ verb ] (business) engage in the commercial promotion, sale, or distribution of

Examples

"The company is marketing its new line of beauty products"

Used in print

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

To be eligible to borrow from a Bank_for_Cooperatives , a cooperative must be an association in which farmers act together in processing and marketing farm products , purchasing farm supplies , or furnishing farm business services , and must meet the requirements set_forth in the Farm_Credit_Act_of_1933 , as amended .

Related terms

trade offer commerce seller

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[ verb ] buy household supplies

Examples

"We go marketing every Saturday"

Related terms

shop commerce

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[ verb ] (business) deal in a market

Related terms

deal commerce selling

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[ verb ] make commercial

Examples

"Some Amish people have commercialized their way of life"

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