Meaning of “stock market” in the English Dictionary

"stock market" in American English

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stock marketnoun [ C ]

us /ˈstɑk ˌmɑr·kɪt/

the value of all investments that are traded:

Rumors about the president’s illness caused the stock market to go down yesterday.

A stock market is also another word for a stock exchange.

(Definition of “stock market” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"stock market" in Business English

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stock marketnoun [ C ]

also stockmarket uk us FINANCE, STOCK MARKET

the activity of buying and selling shares in particular companies, and the people and organizations involved in this:

It's not a good time to invest in the stock market.
The company is planning to float on the stock market.
There are more than 2,000 firms listed on London's stock market.
In a volatile stock market, the dull, worthy stocks are often the safest option.
the stock market closes/opens The stock market closed 5.77% higher at 1,822.45 points.
a stock market rises/falls The Japanese stock market fell over 100 points.
The current stock market crash is the worst since the 1970s oil crisis.
Asian/European/world etc. stock markets Corporate giants are still dominating world stock markets.

(Definition of “stock market” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)