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Dow Jones Industrial Average

Syllabification: Dow Jones In·dus·tri·al Av·er·age
Pronunciation: /ˌdou ˌjōnz inˌdəstrēəl ˈav(ə)rij
 
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(also Dow Jones Average)

Definition of Dow Jones Industrial Average in English:

An index of figures indicating the relative price of shares on the New York Stock Exchange, based on the average price of selected stocks.

Origin

from the name of Dow Jones & Co, Inc., a financial news agency founded by Charles H. Dow (1851–1902) and Edward D. Jones (circa1855–1920), American economists whose company compiled the first average of US stock prices in 1884.

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