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1. a place where a public market is held
2. the commercial world of buying and selling
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A building or open place in which produce, usually of local origin, is sold.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

online app store

A website for downloading free and paid applications to smartphones, tablets and computers. Launched with the iPhone 3G in 2008, Apple's App Store popularized the concept of an online store for downloading applications. Following are the app stores that are terms in this encyclopedia:
ANDROID ---------------------

    See  Google Play.

    See  Amazon Appstore.

    See  Galaxy Store.

 APPLE -----------------------iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
    See  Apple App Store.

   Mac OS X
    See  Mac App Store.

 BLACKBERRY ------------------
    See  BlackBerry App World.


    See  Chrome Web Store.

 MICROSOFT WINDOWS/XBOX ------  Microsoft Store
    See  Microsoft Store.

App Stores Are Everywhere
Smart TVs have built-in apps, and third-party apps are available from the vendor's own online store.

Windows Marketplace

A Microsoft online store launched in 2004 and merged into the Microsoft Store in 2009. Windows Marketplace offered hardware, packaged software and downloadable apps from third parties. Using the user's Windows Live ID, Windows Marketplace provided a digital locker feature that unified licenses for downloading software on authorized PCs. See Microsoft Store.

Windows Marketplace for Mobile
An app store for Windows Mobile, Microsoft's first smartphone platform, went online in 2009. Three years later, it was superseded by Windows Phone Store for Microsoft's new mobile platform. See Windows Phone Store and Windows Mobile.
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References in classic literature ?
As the three were making their way through the crowds of marketers, camels, donkeys, and horses that filled the market place with a confusing babel of sounds, Abdul plucked at Tarzan's sleeve.
LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has sought report pertaining to the credibility of field officers for appointing more than 800 field staffs on 382 market places of the Punjab Food Department to buy wheat worth Rs100 billion in the next month.
ANKARA (CyHAN)- A major fire which took place at the garden of social facilities and market places which are belonging to municipality caused property in Turkish capital city of Ankara.
cdXML allows software developers to interact with a single interface for both buy-side and sell-side functionality across multiple commerce platforms, rather than using a blend of standards and various proprietary interfaces used today to gain the full set of operations required to build today's advanced B2B market places.