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See also: market place


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market +‎ place


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marketplace (plural marketplaces)

  1. An open area in a town housing a public market.
  2. The space, actual or metaphorical, in which a market operates.
    Some high-street retailers were slow to enter the new digital marketplace of the Internet.
  3. (by extension) The world of commerce and trade.
  4. (figuratively) A place or sphere for the exchange of anything, such as ideas or fashions.
    • 2000, Jason A. Frank, John Tambornino, Vocations of Political Theory (page 239)
      While political theory frequently appears condemned to nostalgic reflection, cultural studies often dulls its critical edge in the never-ending stampede to document the newest styles and counterstyles of the cultural marketplace.

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