Definition of marketplace noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    marketplace

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    NAmE//ˈmɑrkətˌpleɪs//
     
     
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  1. 1the marketplace [singular] the activity of competing with other companies to buy and sell goods, services, etc. Companies must be able to survive in the marketplace. the education marketplace
  2. 2 [countable] an open area in a town where a market is held
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