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[nas-dak, naz-] /ˈnæs dæk, ˈnæz-/
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations: a system for quoting over-the-counter securities. Unabridged
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noun acronym (in the US)
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations System
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U.S. stock exchange, founded 1971, an acronym from National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations.

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NASDAQ (National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System)

An electronic stock market, where all trading takes place through NASDAQ's computer network rather than at a central trading location. Started in 1971, NASDAQ surpassed the New York Stock Exchange in annual share volume during the 1990s, mainly because of its popularity with investors of emerging high-tech companies. Microsoft®, for example, is listed on NASDAQ.

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