or mar·ket place

[ mahr-kit-pleys ]
/ ˈmɑr kɪtˌpleɪs /


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.

Origin of marketplace

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at market, place Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for marketplace

/ (ˈmɑːkɪtˌpleɪs) /


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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