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market value

the value of a business, property, etc., in terms of what it can be sold for on the open market; current value (distinguished from book value).
Origin of market value
1685-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for market value
  • Administrators and faculty members would prefer to see the salaries spread out to account for seniority, merit, or market value.
  • One of the closest applications with a reasonable market value was a flexible touch screen.
  • Think about the many things that have utility beyond mere market value that profit-based industry would never produce.
  • Boards have a market value in that neighborhood and private property was not always highly regarded.
  • These pay levels are based on the market value of the services that they provide.
  • The rental contract is for fair market value, though much less than the mortgage.
  • If they receive any compensation at all, it is only a fraction of the market value.
  • The cost to the victims of their crimes is much higher because stolen goods are fenced at a fraction of their market value.
  • Listing on the stock exchange would place a market value on those shares.
  • Regulators have not questioned their current market value.
British Dictionary definitions for market value

market value

the amount obtainable on the open market for the sale of property, financial assets, or goods and services Compare par value, book value
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