What is market?

  • (noun): The customers for a particular product or service.
    Example: "Before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Märket ("The Mark", ) is a small 3.3-hectare (8.2-acre) uninhabited skerry in the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland (in the area of the autonomous Åland Islands), which has been divided between two sovereignties since the Treaty of Fredrikshamn of 1809 defined the border between Sweden and the Russian Empire as going through the middle of the island. The westernmost land point of Finland is on Märket. The Finnish side of the island is part of the Municipality of Hammarland. The Swedish part of the island is itself divided by two counties of Sweden: Uppsala County (Östhammar Municipality) and Stockholm County (Norrtälje Municipality).

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Expanded Definition - Philosophical Neoliberalism
... allowed to interfere with the running of the free market) ... characterized by strong private property rights, free markets and free trade ... private property rights and to guarantee, by force if need be, the proper functioning of markets ...
Neoliberalism - Post-WWII Neo-liberal Currents - Chile
... They were particularly impressed by the social market economy and the Wirtschaftswunder (“German miracle”) and speculated about the possibility of accomplishing similar policies in their own countries ... Two decades after it was first used by pro-market intellectuals in the 1960s, the meaning of neoliberalism changed ... its present-day, radical sense, denoting market fundamentalism ...
Pasta - Market
... retail sales of pasta represented a $2.809 billion market in Italy, $1.402 billion in Germany, and $1.179 billion in France ... Fresh pasta represented a $996 million market in Italy in 2008 ... of pasta in 2007, it exported 1.7 million tons of pasta, and the largest export markets were Germany (20.4%), France (13.7%), the United Kingdom (12.6%), the United States (9.5 ...
VIA Technologies - Market Trends
... VIA's present market position derives from the success of its Pentium III chipsets ... and VIA's fast and stable mature chipsets found market appeal, and profits soared ... came out with the powerful nForce2 chipset for the Athlon, VIA's market share started to decline ...

More definitions of "market":

  • (noun): The world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold.
    Example: "Without competition there would be no market"
    Synonyms: marketplace
  • (noun): The securities markets in the aggregate.
    Example: "The market always frustrates the small investor"
    Synonyms: securities industry
  • (verb): Engage in the commercial promotion, sale, or distribution of.
    Example: "The company is marketing its new line of beauty products"
  • (verb): Buy household supplies.
    Example: "We go marketing every Saturday"
  • (verb): Deal in a market.

Famous quotes containing the word market:

    When General Motors has to go to the bathroom ten times a day, the whole country’s ready to let go. You heard of that market crash in ‘29? I predicted that.... I was nursing a director of General Motors. Kidney ailment, they said; nerves, I said. Then I asked myself, “What’s General Motors got to be nervous about?” “Overproduction,” I says. “Collapse.”
    John Michael Hayes (b. 1919)

    Today the tyrant rules not by club or fist, but, disguised as a market researcher, he shepherds his flocks in the ways of utility and comfort.
    Marshall McLuhan (1911–1980)

    To market ‘tis our destiny to go.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)