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Meaning of “stock market” in the English Dictionary

"stock market" in British English

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stock marketnoun [C]

uk   us  
C1 a stock exchange

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(Definition of stock market from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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.
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"stock market" in Business English

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stock marketnoun [C]

(also stockmarket) uk   us   FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
the ​activity of ​buying and ​sellingshares in particular ​companies, and the ​people and ​organizations involved in this: It's not a good ​time to invest in the ​stockmarket. The ​company is ​planning to float on the ​stockmarket. There are more than 2,000 ​firms listed on London's stockmarket. In a volatilestockmarket, the ​dull, worthy ​stocks are often the ​safestoption.the stock market closes/opens The ​stockmarketclosed 5.77% ​higher at 1,822.45 ​points.a stock market rises/falls The Japanese ​stockmarketfell over 100 ​points. The ​current stockmarketcrash is the worst since the 1970s ​oilcrisis. Returns on stockmarketinvestmentsdeclined.Asian/European/world etc. stock markets Corporate ​giants are still ​dominatingworldstockmarkets.
(Definition of stock market from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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