Definition of Board of Trade in English:

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Board of Trade


1 North American 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 (in full 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.
2A 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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