Definition of the Nikkei index noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Nikkei index

BrE BrE//ˈnɪkeɪ ɪndeks//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɪkeɪ ɪndeks//
(also the Nikkei average) [singular]
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a figure that shows the relative price of shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Word Origin1970s: Nikkei, abbreviation of Ni(hon) Kei(zai Shimbun) ‘Japanese Economic Journal’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the Nikkei index