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stock market

[ stok-mahr-kit ]
/ ˈstɒk ˌmɑr kɪt /
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noun

a particular market where stocks and bonds are traded; stock exchange.
the market for stocks throughout a nation: The stock market reacted strongly to the president's speech.

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Origin of stock market

First recorded in 1800–10
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British Dictionary definitions for stock market

stock market

noun

another name for stock exchange (def. 1)
the usual US name for stock exchange (def. 2)
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Cultural definitions for stock market

stock market

A market in which stocks are bought and sold (see stock exchange). Also, the general condition of the sale of securities in a corporation.

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