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marketplace

noun [C] (PLACE)    /ˈmɑː.kɪt.pleɪs/ US  /ˈmɑːr-/
a small outside area in a town where there is a market: I'll meet you in the marketplace next to the fountain.Shops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesBuildings in generalAreas in towns and cities
(Definition of marketplace noun (PLACE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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