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stock exchange

a building or place where stocks and other securities are bought and sold.
an association of brokers and dealers in stocks and bonds who meet together and transact business according to fixed rules.
Origin of stock exchange
1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In Japan one can sell a telephone privilege at a good price, its value being daily quoted on the stock exchange.

    The Age of Big Business Burton J. Hendrick
  • Why should a novel about the stock exchange 'owe its inception' to a Highland lassie?

    The Right Stuff Ian Hay
  • Placated, he informed her that he was on the stock exchange.

    Vera Elisabeth von Arnim
  • What do you think's going to happen when the stock exchange opens?

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
  • It was all sorts of things on the stock exchange—and bulls and bears and things like that.

    The High Heart Basil King
British Dictionary definitions for stock exchange

stock exchange

noun (often capitals)
Also called stock market
  1. a highly organized market facilitating the purchase and sale of securities and operated by professional stockbrokers and market makers according to fixed rules
  2. a place where securities are regularly traded
  3. (as modifier): a stock-exchange operator, stock-exchange prices
the prices or trading activity of a stock exchange: the stock exchange fell heavily today
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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stock exchange in Culture

stock exchange definition

A place where stocks, bonds, and other securities are bought and sold.

Note: In the United States, the two largest stock exchanges are the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Activity on these two exchanges is usually considered an indication of the state of the economy as a whole.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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