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a building or place where stocks and other securities are bought and sold.
an association of brokers and dealers in stocks and bonds who meet together and transact business according to fixed rules.
stock exchange
noun (often capitals)
Also called stock market

a highly organized market facilitating the purchase and sale of securities and operated by professional stockbrokers and market makers according to fixed rules
a place where securities are regularly traded
(as modifier): a stock-exchange operator, stock-exchange prices

the prices or trading activity of a stock exchange: the stock exchange fell heavily today

stock exchange definition

A place where stocks, bonds, and other securities are bought and sold.

Note: In the United States, the two largest stock exchanges are the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Activity on these two exchanges is usually considered an indication of the state of the economy as a whole.


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