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Definition of the London Stock Exchange from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the London Stock Exchange

 
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an institution in London, England, established in the 18th century, which allows trading in stocks and shares (= parts of the total value of a company). Since Big Bang in 1986 trading has taken place using computers and telephones, rather than in the offices of the Stock Exchange itself. see also New York Stock Exchange, Stock Exchange Automated Quotations