open market

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noun
  1. an unrestricted competitive market in which any buyer and seller is free to participate.

Origin of open market

1
First recorded in 1760–70

Other words from open market

  • open-market, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for open market

open market

noun
    • a market in which prices are determined by supply and demand, there are no barriers to entry, and trading is not restricted to a specific area

    • (as modifier): open-market value

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