Meaning of “trading” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “trading” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"trading" in Business English

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tradingnoun [ U ]

/ˈtreɪdɪŋ/ uk us

COMMERCE the business of buying and selling goods and services:

The retail sector showed signs of improvement following better than expected Christmas trading.
China has quickly become one of Africa's largest bilateral trading partners.
The luxury goods group's results were particularly notable given the tough trading conditions.
disappointing/poor/good trading
illegal trading
Sunday/24-hr trading

FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the activity of buying and selling shares, currencies, etc. on financial markets:

afternoon/early/morning trading The stock rose $3.50 to $16.375 on Nasdaq in afternoon trading.
If we receive your order after the close of trading, you will pay the next business day's price.
busy/hectic/light trading
bond/share/stock trading

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