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English definition of “the FTSE 100”

the FTSE 100

noun [S] uk   /ˌfʊt.si.wʌnˌhʌn.drəd/ (informal the Footsie) trademark us  
a number that expresses the value of the share prices of the 100 most important British companies, published by the Financial Times: The FTSE 100 closed 31.6 points down at 2459.3 in today's trading.
(Definition of the FTSE 100 from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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