the (something) market

A "market" is a large group of people that you are able to sell something to. Companies usually try to focus on a specific "market" that belongs in a certain geographical area and includes people of a certain age, gender, and income.

You can discuss a certain market by using the expression "the ___ market". Some examples are:

  • the stock market
  • the automotive market (cars)
  • the fiction publishing market (printing novels)

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