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noun market pronunciation in British English /ˈmɑː(r)kɪt/
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singularmarket
pluralmarkets
  1. 1
    [countable] a public building or place where people sell goods on tables called stalls
    a flower/fish/antiques market
    a street/indoor/covered market
    a market trader
  2. 2
    [singular] economics trade in goods of a particular kind
    the property/securities/computer market
    market in: Changes in the weather affect the market in fruit and vegetables.
    a share of the market: We’re hoping to increase our share of the market.
    a buyer’s/seller’s market (=economic conditions that give the person buying/selling an advantage): It’s certainly a buyer’s market in the car industry at the moment.
  3. 3
    [countable] economics a particular place or group of people that a product is sold to
    overseas markets
    Hong Kong is the main market for our shellfish.
  4. 4
    [singular] the total number of people willing to buy a particular product
    market for: There will be a huge market for our digital systems.
  5. 5
    [countable] economics a stock market
    Trading has been slow on the New York and Tokyo markets this morning.
  6. 6
    [singular] economics the economic system in which prices, salaries, and the supply of goods are controlled by what and how much people buy
    Governments are happy to let the market decide.

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