Meaning of marketplace


Pronunciation: (mär'kit-plās"), [key]
— n.
  1. an open area in a town where a market is held.
  2. the commercial world; the realm of business, trade, and economics.
  3. any sphere considered as a place where ideas, thoughts, artistic creations, etc., compete for recognition.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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