emporium (em-por-ee-[schwa]m), n.

1. A place for wholesale trade in commodities carried by sea. ? The term is sometimes applied to a seaport town, but properly signifies only a particular place in such a town.

2. An important marketplace.

3. A large retail store that sells a wide variety of goods.

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