marketable

a) Of or pertaining to marketability; capable of being marketed.

The quality and scarcity ensured that the product was eminently marketable.

b) saleable (of goods) or employable (of people)

The massive unemployment rate among young people today can surely be explained at least in part by the manner in which public schools prevented them from obtaining many marketable talents and attributes.


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  • marketable — c.1600, from MARKET (Cf. market) + ABLE (Cf. able). Related: Marketably; marketability …   Etymology dictionary

  • marketable — [adj] easily sold; in demand bankable, commercial, fit, for sale, good, hot*, merchandisable, merchantable, profitable, salable, sellable, selling, sought after, sound, trafficable, vendible, wanted; concepts 334,546 Ant. unmarketable …   New thesaurus

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  • marketable — adjective Date: 1600 1. a. fit to be offered for sale in a market < food that is not marketable > b. wanted by purchasers or employers ; salable < marketable securities > < marketable skills > 2. of or relating to buying or selling • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • marketable — [[t]mɑ͟ː(r)kɪtəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is marketable is able to be sold because people want to buy it. What began as an attempt at artistic creation has turned into a marketable commodity... These are marketable skills and will allow …   English dictionary

  • marketable — marketability, marketableness, n. marketably, adv. /mahr ki teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. readily salable. 2. of or pertaining to selling or buying: marketable values; marketable areas. [1590 1600; MARKET + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

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