Pronunciation: (mär'kit-plās"), [key]
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. Also,mar'ket place".
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