marketplace
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. an open square or place in a town where markets or public sales are held b. market <
the marketplace is the interpreter of supply and demand
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2. the world of trade or economic activity ; the everyday world <
a conviction that religion belongs in the marketplaceCurrent Biography
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3. a sphere in which intangible values compete for acceptance <
the marketplace of ideas
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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