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marketing (n.)

1560s, "buying and selling, act of transacting business in a market," verbal noun from market (v.). Meaning "produce bought or sold at a market" is from 1701. The business sense, "process of moving goods from producer to consumer with emphasis on advertising and sales," is attested by 1897.

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Definitions of marketing from WordNet

marketing (n.)
the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money;
Synonyms: selling / merchandising
marketing (n.)
the commercial processes involved in promoting and selling and distributing a product or service;
most companies have a manager in charge of marketing
marketing (n.)
shopping at a market;
does the weekly marketing at the supermarket
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