|1.||[ noun ] (business) the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold|
"without competition there would be no market" "they were driven from the marketplace"
|Related terms:||activity monopoly labor_market monopsony seller's_market oligopoly black_market gray_market buyer's_market commercial_enterprise commercialize|
|2.||[ noun ] (business) an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up|
|Related terms:||mercantile_establishment grocery_store flea_market open-air_market bazaar agora slave_market agora|