marketable [mahr-ki-tuh-buh l] WORD ORIGIN adjective readily salable. of or relating to selling or buying: marketable values; marketable areas.

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  • Origin of marketable First recorded in 1590–1600; market + -able Related formsmar·ket·a·bil·i·ty, mar·ket·a·ble·ness, nounmar·ket·a·bly, adverbnon·mar·ket·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·mar·ket·a·ble, adjective, nounun·mar·ket·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for marketably marketable adjective (of commodities, assets, etc)

    1. being in good demand; saleable
    2. suitable for sale

    of or relating to buying or selling on a marketmarketable value Derived Formsmarketability or marketableness, nounmarketably, adverb Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for marketably marketable adj.

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

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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