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ticker tape

noun [U]
 
 
COMMUNICATIONS, INTERNET a system of messages that move across a screen on a website, television, etc., giving the latest information about a particular thing: The home page has a ticker tape running continuously across the top.
IT, STOCK MARKET a computer system used by stock markets to send information about shares to investors so they can react immediately if there is anything they want to buy or sell: On the ticker tape, the numbers reflect your price.
STOCK MARKET a system of printing stock market information on long, thin pieces of paper, used before computers to help investors make quick decisions: The ticker tape tracked the stock market fall.
(Definition of ticker tape from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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