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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. bazaar, bazar(noun)

    a shop where a variety of goods are sold

  2. bazaar, bazar(noun)

    a street of small shops (especially in Orient)

  3. bazaar, fair(noun)

    a sale of miscellany; often for charity

    "the church bazaar"

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  1. bazaar(Noun)

    A marketplace, particularly in the Middle East, and often covered, with shops and stalls.

  2. bazaar(Noun)

    A shop selling articles that are either exotic or eclectic.

  3. bazaar(Noun)

    A fair or temporary market, often for charity.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Bazaar(noun)

    alt. of Bazar

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  1. Bazaar

    A bazaar is a permanent enclosed merchandising area, marketplace, or street of shops where goods and services are exchanged or sold. The term is sometimes also used to refer to the "network of merchants, bankers, and craftsmen" who work that area. Although the current meaning of the word is believed to have originated in Persia, its use has spread and now has been accepted into the vernacular in countries around the world. The rise of large bazaars and stock trading centers in the Muslim World allowed the creation of new capitals and eventually new empires. New and wealthy cities such as Isfahan, Golconda, Samarkand, Cairo, Baghdad, and Timbuktu were founded along trade routes and bazaars. Many languages have names for this concept, including Arabic and Urdu: بازار‎, Albanian, Bosnian and Turkish: pazar, Bengali: বাজার, Bulgarian and Macedonian: пазар, Cypriot Greek: pantopoula, Greek: παζάρι, Hindi: बज़ार्, Hungarian: vásár, Indonesian and Malay: pasar, Polish: bazar, Russian: базар and Uzbek: bozor.

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  1. bazaar

    In 1997, after meditating on the success of Linux for three years, the Jargon File's own editor ESR wrote an analytical paper on hacker culture and development models titled The Cathedral and the Bazaar. The main argument of the paper was that Brooks's Law is not the whole story; given the right social machinery, debugging can be efficiently parallelized across large numbers of programmers. The title metaphor caught on (see also cathedral), and the style of development typical in the Linux community is now often referred to as the bazaar mode. Its characteristics include releasing code early and often, and actively seeking the largest possible pool of peer reviewers. After 1998, the evident success of this way of doing things became one of the strongest arguments for open source.

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