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      n   the study of influences upon customer and consumer behaviour and the analysis of market characteristics and trends  
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a    an event or occasion, usually held at regular intervals, at which people meet for the purpose of buying and selling merchandise  
b    (as modifier)  
market day     
2    a place, such as an open space in a town, at which a market is held  
3    a shop that sells a particular merchandise  
an antique market     
4    the market   business or trade in a commodity as specified  
the sugar market     
5    the trading or selling opportunities provided by a particular group of people  
the foreign market     
6    demand for a particular product or commodity  
there is no market for furs here     
7       See       stock market  
8       See       market price       market value  
9    at market   at the current price  
10    be in the market for   to wish to buy or acquire  
11    on the market   available for purchase  
12    play the market  
a    to speculate on a stock exchange  
b    to act aggressively or unscrupulously in one's own commercial interests  
13    seller's (or buyer's) market   a market characterized by excess demand (or supply) and thus favourable to sellers (or buyers)  
      vb   , -kets, -keting, -keted  
14    tr   to offer or produce for sale  
15    intr   to buy or deal in a market  
     (C12: from Latin mercatus; from mercari to trade, from merx merchandise)  
  marketer      n  

Alternative Investment Market  
      n   a market on the London Stock Exchange enabling small companies to raise capital and have their shares traded in a market without the expenses of a main-market listing,   (Abbrev.)    AIM  
black market  
a    any system in which goods or currencies are sold and bought illegally, esp. in violation of controls or rationing  
b    (as modifier)  
black market lamb     
2    the place where such a system operates  
3    to sell (goods) on the black market  
  black marketeer      n  
buyers' market  
      n   a market in which supply exceeds demand and buyers can influence prices  
capital market  
      n   the financial institutions collectively that deal with medium-term and long-term capital and loans  
   Compare       money market  
captive market  
      n   a group of consumers who are obliged through lack of choice to buy a particular product, thus giving the supplier a monopoly  
cattle market  
      n     (Brit)  
slang   a situation or place, such as a beauty contest or nightclub, in which women are felt to be, or feel themselves to be, on display and judged solely by their appearance  
Common Market  
      n   the. a former Western European economic association, originally composed by the Treaty of Rome (1958) of Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, joined in 1973 by the United Kingdom, the Irish Republic, and Denmark, in 1981 by Greece, in 1986 by Spain and Portugal, and in 1990 by the former East Germany; replaced in 1993 by the European Union,   (Official name)    European Community  
discount market  
      n   the part of the money market consisting of banks, discount houses, and brokers on which bills are discounted  
      adj   relating to commercial products, services, etc., that are cheap, have little prestige, or are poor in quality  
dragon market  
Informal   any of the emerging markets of the Pacific rim, esp. Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines  
   Compare       tiger market  
emerging market  
      n   a financial or consumer market in a newly developing country or former communist country  
flea market  
      n   an open-air market selling cheap and often second-hand goods  
forward market  
      n   a market in which contracts are made to buy or sell currencies, commodities, etc., at some future date at a price fixed at the date of the contract  
   Compare       spot market  
free market  
a    an economic system that allows supply and demand to regulate prices, wages, etc., rather than government policy  
b    (as modifier)  
a free-market economy     
grey market  
1    a system involving the secret but not illegal sale of goods at excessive prices  
   Compare       black market  
2      (Stock Exchange)   a market in the shares of a new issue, in which market makers deal with investors who have applied for shares but not yet received an allotment  
internal market  
      n   a system in which goods and services are sold by the provider to a range of purchasers within the same organization, who compete to establish the price of the product  
kerb market  
      n     (Stock Exchange)  
1    an after-hours street market  
2    a street market dealing in unquoted securities  
main market  
      n   the market for trading in the listed securities of companies on the London Stock Exchange  
   Compare       Third Market       unlisted securities market  
market forces  
      pl n   the effect of supply and demand on trading within a free market  
market garden  
      n     (Chiefly Brit)   an establishment where fruit and vegetables are grown for sale  
  market gardener      n  
market gardening  
      n     (Chiefly Brit)   the business of growing fruit and vegetables on a commercial scale,   (Also called (in the U.S. and Canada))    truck farming, trucking  
market maker  
      n   a dealer in securities on the London Stock Exchange who buys and sells as a principal and since 1986 can also deal with the public as a broker  
market order  
      n   an instruction to a broker to sell or buy at the best price currently obtainable on the market  
market price  
      n   the prevailing price, as determined by supply and demand, at which goods, services, etc., may be bought or sold  
market rent  
      n   (in Britain) the rent chargeable for accommodation, allowing for the scarcity of that kind of property and the willingness of tenants to pay  
market research  
      n   the study of influences upon customer and consumer behaviour and the analysis of market characteristics and trends  
market segment  
      n   a part of a market identifiable as having particular customers with specific buying characteristics  
market segmentation  
      n   the division of a market into identifiable groups, esp. to improve the effectiveness of a marketing strategy  
market share  
      n   the percentage of a total market, in terms of either value or volume, accounted for by the sales of a specific brand  
      vb   tr   to put (a section of a public-sector enterprise) out to tender, often as a prelude to full-scale privatization  
market town  
      n     (Chiefly Brit)   a town that holds a market, esp. an agricultural centre in a rural area  
market value  
      n   the amount obtainable on the open market for the sale of property, financial assets, or goods and services  
   Compare       par value       book value  
      adj   of, for, or appealing to a large number of people; popular  
mass-market paperbacks     
money market  
      n     (Finance)   the financial institutions dealing with short-term loans and capital and with foreign exchange  
   Compare       capital market  
near-market reserarch  
      n   scientific research that, while not linked to the development of a specific product, is likely to be commercially exploitable  
open market  
a    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  
b    (as modifier)  
open-market value     
open market operations  
      pl n     (Finance)   the purchase and sale on the open market of government securities by the Bank of England for the purpose of regulating the supply of money and credit to the economy  
sellers' market  
      n   a market in which demand exceeds supply and sellers can influence prices  
single market  
      n   a market consisting of a number of nations, esp. those of the European Union, in which goods, capital, and currencies can move freely across borders without tariffs or restrictions  
social market  
a    an economic system in which industry and commerce are run by private enterprise within limits set by the government to ensure equality of opportunity and social and environmental responsibility  
b    (as modifier)  
a social-market economy     
spot market  
      n     (Commerce)   a market in which commodities, currencies, or securities are traded for immediate delivery  
   Compare       forward market  
stock market  
1       another name for       stock exchange       1  
2       the usual U.S. name for       stock exchange       2  
terminal market  
      n   a commodity market in a trading centre rather than at a producing centre  
Third Market  
      n   a market established by the London Stock Exchange in 1987 to trade in shares in companies required to provide less detailed information than that required by the main market or the unlisted securities market  
tiger market  
Informal   any of the four most important markets on the Pacific rim after Japan: Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan  
   Compare       dragon market  
unlisted securities market  
      n   a market on the London Stock Exchange, established in 1981, for trading in shares of smaller companies, who do not wish to comply with the requirements for a full listing,   (Abbrev.)    USM  
      adj   relating to commercial products, services, etc., that are relatively expensive and of superior quality  

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      n   bazaar, fair, mart  
      vb   offer for sale, retail, sell, vend  

bush-league     (Austral. & N.Z. informal)   cheap, cheap and nasty     (informal)   inferior, lowbrow, low-grade, low-quality, second-rate, shoddy, tacky     (informal)   tawdry, two-bit     (U.S. & Canad. slang)  
   elite, exclusive, first-rate, highbrow, high-class, high-quality, posh     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   superior, top-quality, up-market  

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innovation paradigm that assumes firms should use external ideas and/or external paths to market in their innovation process
[Tech.];[Bus.] word coined by Henry Chesbrough, who opposes this paradigm to the closed innovation one, where all the innovation process happens within the borders of the firm.
research into the integrity of the counterparty to a proposed contract and in the veracity of his claims
A lawyer is expected to do 'due diligence'. Would be culpable if he failed to do so. The bigger the contract, the more 'due diligence'.
activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on your head and challenge other three friends to do so in order to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.
also called "ice water challenge", viral campaign on social media during July–August 2014
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