(noun) A system in which goods and services are produced, distributed, and exchanged by the forces of price, supply, and demand.
Example: Farmers take their crops to a local market and sell to the public.
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- Plural: market exchanges
- Word origin of “market” and “exchange” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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- allocation of resources
- division of labor
- economic system
- market economy
- market exchange
- reciprocal exchange
- subsistence economy
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How to Cite the Definition of Market Exchange
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “market exchange.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 27, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/market-exchange/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
market exchange. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/market-exchange/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “market exchange.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 27, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/market-exchange/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“market exchange.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 27 Mar. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/market-exchange/>.