from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The proportion of industry sales of a good or service that is controlled by a company.

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  • noun Percentage of some market held by a company.


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  • "Microsoft has stepped up the battle to win back users with the latest release of its Internet Explorer browser. The US software giant says IE 8 is faster, easier to use and more secure than its competitors.

    'We have made IE 8 the best browser for the way people really do use the web,' said Microsoft's Amy Barzdukas.

    'Microsoft needs to say these things because it continues to lose market share to Firefox, Chrome and Safari,' said Gartner analyst Neil MacDonald."

    - Maggie Shiels, 'Microsoft steps up browser battle', BBC website, 26 Jan 2009.

    January 28, 2009