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ticker tapenoun [U]

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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 ​homepage has a ​tickertaperunning continuously across the ​top.
IT, STOCK MARKET a ​computersystem used by ​stockmarkets to ​sendinformation about ​shares to ​investors so they can ​react immediately if there is anything they want to ​buy or ​sell: On the ​tickertape, the ​numbers reflect your ​price.
STOCK MARKET a ​system of ​printingstockmarketinformation on ​long, ​thinpieces of ​paper, used before ​computers to ​helpinvestors make quick decisions: The ​tickertapetracked the ​stockmarketfall.
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