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market price

the price at which a commodity, security, or service is selling in the open market.
Also called market value.
Origin of market price
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He was to do all the work; we should, in any case, get the market price for the hogs, while the profits were to be divided.

    Bunch Grass Horace Annesley Vachell
  • Pray, where are these articles to be had, and what is their market price?

    Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
  • It is commonly said in Rome among bankers that the Vatican makes the market price of Italian bonds.

    Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2 Francis Marion Crawford
  • An inventory was taken and the proprietor was paid the market price for his stock.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • He comments that the Japanese hunters obtained the birds and received the market price of 35 sen for each one.

British Dictionary definitions for market price

market price

the prevailing price, as determined by supply and demand, at which goods, services, etc, may be bought or sold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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