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trademark     the Dow Jones Average pronunciation in American English
/ˌdaʊ ˈdʒoʊnz ˌævərɪdʒ/

or the Dow Jones Index     the Dow Jones Index pronunciation in American English

  1. business a number that represents an average of the share value of important companies in the U.S. It goes up or down every day according to activity on the stock market, and is used as a sign of how well the economy is performing. The Dow Jones Average is often simply called the Dow Jones or the Dow.
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