market basket
noun Date: 1943 a variety of consumer goods and services used to calculate a consumer price index

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  • Market Basket — A subset of products or securities that is designed to mimic the performance of an overall market. Market baskets contain a fixed selection of items, which are used to track such things as inflation, prices or performance levels. For investors,… …   Investment dictionary

  • market basket — noun 1. a. : a splint, veneer, or fiberboard basket of various forms and sizes usually having wooden or wire handles and used for fruits and vegetables b. : any of various baskets used by shoppers for carrying purchases from a market 2. : a… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • market basket — noun A list of items used specifically to track the progress of inflation in an economy or specific market. Syn: commodity bundle …   Wiktionary

  • DeMoulas/Market Basket — Market Basket Type Privately held company Industry Grocery Founded Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S. (1917 (1917)) …   Wikipedia

  • Basket (disambiguation) — Basket may refer to: *Basket, a container with an open top. *Baskets, the two back seats facing one another on the outside of a stagecoach. *Basket (finance), an economic term for a collection of securities aggregated into a single product to… …   Wikipedia

  • Market — Mar ket, n. [Akin to D. markt, OHG. mark[=a]t, merk[=a]t, G. markt; all fr.L. mercatus trade, market place, fr. mercari, p. p. mercatus, to trade, traffic, merx, mercis, ware, merchandise, prob. akin to merere to deserve, gain, acquire: cf. F.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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