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market economynoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɑr·kɪt ɪˈkɑ·nə·mi/
social studies an economic system in which goods and services are made, sold, and shared and prices set by the balance of supply and demand
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market economynoun [C]

uk   us   (also free economy) ECONOMICS, POLITICS
an economic system in which companies manage their own business, profits, etc. and the supply and price of goods are decided according to how much demand there is for them, not by the government: In a market economy the consumer is king. The company has played a leading role in helping to educate managers from the emerging market economies of Eastern Europe.
(Definition of market economy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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