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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
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Oh, but later on—when the market price of poetry has gone up—you can, eh?

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • By selling at less than cost and buying at more than the market price?

    Billy Topsail & Company

    Norman Duncan
  • He sells the utility of that commodity to the capitalist for its exchange-value, or market price.

    Socialism John Spargo
  • Pray, where are these articles to be had, and what is their market price?

    Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
  • An inventory was taken and the proprietor was paid the market price for his stock.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
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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