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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. 2016.
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  • We thanked him, and handed him two fathoms of cotton cloth, four times the market-value of his present.

  • Dried without sufficient air, their color is changed, and their quality and market-value injured.

    Soil Culture J. H. Walden
  • It is raising the price of men and putting a market-value on life.

    Crowds Gerald Stanley Lee
  • I am perfectly aware that poor Helen's market-value as a heroine will have gone down about fifty per cent.

    Barren Honour: A Novel George A. Lawrence
  • There was no other means, however, of ascertaining the market-value of his sketch, so he put the objectionable question.

    The Golden Dream R.M. Ballantyne
  • Rent-charges had a market-value, varying with time and place, and expressed as a number of years' purchase of the rent-charge.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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