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free market

n.
An economic market in which supply and demand are not regulated or are regulated with only minor restrictions.
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free market

n
(Economics)
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.
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free′ mar′ket


n.
an economic market regulated by the forces of supply and demand.
[1905–10]
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free market

Trade which flows freely between countries without barriers such as tariffs and quotas.
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