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[mahr-ki-tuh-buh l] /ˈmɑr kɪ tə bəl/
readily salable.
of or relating to selling or buying:
marketable values; marketable areas.
Origin of marketable
1590-1600; market + -able
Related forms
marketability, marketableness, noun
marketably, adverb
nonmarketability, noun
nonmarketable, adjective, noun
unmarketable, adjective Unabridged
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  • But in the contest for really marketable skills, government will often be at a disadvantage.
British Dictionary definitions for marketable


(of commodities, assets, etc)
  1. being in good demand; saleable
  2. suitable for sale
of or relating to buying or selling on a market: marketable value
Derived Forms
marketability, marketableness, noun
marketably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for marketable

c.1600, from market + -able. Related: Marketably; marketability.

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