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market

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈmɑːkɪt/
SELLING PLACE A2 a place where people go to buy or sell things, often outside: a cattle/fish/flower market a market stallShops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesBuildings in general
SHOP US a supermarket (= large shop that sells food) Shops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesBuildings in general
BUSINESS the buying and selling of something: the insurance/personal computer marketEconomics and the state of the economyBusiness and commerce - general words
BUYING GROUP all the people who want to buy a particular product, or the area where they live: South America is our largest market. Is there a market for (= will people buy) second-hand jewellery?People who buy thingsTraders, merchants and entrepreneurs
on the market available to buy: His house has been on the market for over a year. They've put their house on the market. → See also black market, flea market, free market, niche market, the stock exchangeMortgages and real estateRenting, hiring and hire purchase in general Renting propertyAvailable and accessiblePresent
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