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marketplace

or mar·ket place

[ mahr-kit-pleys ]
/ ˈmɑr kɪtˌpleɪs /
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noun

an open area in a town where a market is held.
the commercial world; the realm of business, trade, and economics.
any sphere considered as a place where ideas, thoughts, artistic creations, etc., compete for recognition.

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Origin of marketplace

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at market, place
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British Dictionary definitions for marketplace

marketplace
/ (ˈmɑːkɪtˌpleɪs) /

noun

a place where a public market is held
any centre where ideas, opinions, etc, are exchanged
the commercial world of buying and selling
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