|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
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.
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System