Definition of market maker in English:

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market maker

Pronunciation: /ˈmärkət ˌmākər/

noun

A dealer in securities or other assets who undertakes to buy or sell at specified prices at all times.
Example sentences
  • This would allow market-makers to adjust prices for other securities effectively as demand and supply conditions change.
  • Thus the market-maker in securities can finance its inventory, and the fund manager can also raise short-term moneys, without disturbing its underlying, portfolio.
  • An investigation showed that market-makers were ignoring customer limit orders that offered better prices than dealers wanted to post.

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Syllabification: mar·ket mak·er

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