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marketplacenoun

 us   /ˈmɑr·kɪtˌpleɪs/
  • marketplace noun (PLACE TO SHOP)

[C] a ​place, usually in an ​openarea, where things are ​sold; a ​market
  • marketplace noun (TRADING SYSTEM)

[U] the ​system of ​buying and ​selling in ​competitiveconditions: Analysts ​question whether the ​company can ​survive in a ​highlycompetitive marketplace.
(Definition of marketplace from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"marketplace" in British English

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marketplacenoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɑː.kɪt.pleɪs/  us   /ˈmɑːr-/
  • marketplace noun [C] (BUSINESS CONDITIONS)

a set of ​tradingconditions or the ​businessenvironment: To ​remaincompetitive the ​company has to be ​able to ​adapt to the changing marketplace. It's ​essential that we ​maintainourposition in the marketplace (= ​keepourshare of ​businessactivity).
  • marketplace noun [C] (PLACE)

a ​smalloutsidearea in a ​town where there is a ​market: I'll ​meet you in the marketplace next to the ​fountain.
(Definition of marketplace from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"marketplace" in Business English

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marketplacenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmɑːkɪtpleɪs/ COMMERCE
[usually singular] MARKETING a ​place where a particular ​product or ​service is ​bought or ​sold, or the ​conditions for ​buying and ​selling there: enter/reach the marketplace Better ​quality diamonds ​produced in ​laboratories have been ​entering the marketplace.control/dominate a marketplace The ​company has the ​ability to ​dominate a marketplace ​even while branching out from its ​coreproduct.compete in/succeed in a marketplace Small ​employersfrequentlystruggle to ​compete in the marketplace. the global/international marketplace To remain ​competitive the ​company has to be able to ​adapt to the ​changinginternational marketplace.the marketplace for sth She helped ​create the marketplace for handcrafted ​computercases. It's ​essential that we ​maintain our ​position in the marketplace.a competitive/crowded marketplace How do we ​promote our music in an already crowded marketplace? the ​financial/​insurance/​technology marketplace
(also market square) a ​small outside ​area in a town ​designed for ​holdingmarkets: I'll ​meet you in the marketplace next to the fountain.
(Definition of marketplace from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “marketplace”
in Chinese (Simplified) 地方, 集市,市集…
in Turkish pazar alanı/yeri, pazarın kurulduğu yer/mahal…
in Russian рыночная площадь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地方, 集市,市集…
in Polish rynek…
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