Definition of Board of Trade in English:

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Board of Trade


1North American another term for chamber of commerce.
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  • It appears, if you do a comparison of volumes that, yes, the first round goes to the Board of Trade.
  • Schools, courts, banks, and the Board of Trade shut down for the gala affair.
  • How can the Board of Trade justify wasting an entire afternoon listening to a schoolboy read his high school essay?
1.1 (also Chicago Board of Trade) The Chicago futures exchange.
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  • These auction rules are similar to the rules used for trading at the New York Stock Exchange or the Chicago Board of Trade.
  • The jovial, burly chairman of the Chicago Board of Trade is much happier trading corn futures in the raucous pits than hosting meetings in the exchange's elegant boardroom.
  • The Chicago Board of Trade reports that futures have continued to fall, despite the US sales program running at double the pace of last year.
2 (Board of Trade) A now nominal British government department within the Department of Trade and Industry concerned with commerce and industry.
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  • Another whose calls I always welcomed was a young civil servant in the Board of Trade, an orderly man whose remarks and replies were brief and to the point.
  • In May 1965, after a request from UK industry, the Board of Trade told MPs that Britain should go metric within 10 years.
  • The religious issue cut no ice with the British Board of Trade.

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