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marketplace

or market place

[mahr-kit-pleys] /ˈmɑr kɪtˌpleɪs/
noun
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.
Origin of marketplace
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at market, place
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marketplace

/ˈmɑːkɪtˌpleɪs/
noun
1.
a place where a public market is held
2.
any centre where ideas, opinions, etc, are exchanged
3.
the commercial world of buying and selling
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Word Origin and History for marketplace
n.

late 14c., "place where a market is held," from market (n.) + place (n.). Figurative use is from 1942.

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