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market basket Line breaks: mar¦ket bas¦ket

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Definition of market basket in English:

noun

1A large basket, typically one with a lid, used to carry provisions.
1.1 Economics A selected list of food and household items chosen as a representative sample of common purchases and used to measure the cost of living: East Europeans hardly have access to the same market basket of goods

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