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Increase

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nounan act of becoming larger ExamplesThere have been several increases in tax or tax increases in the last few years. • There is an automatic 5 per cent increase in price or price increase on January 1st. • Profits showed a 10 per cent increase or an increase of 10 per cent on last year.Usageincrease in the cost of livinga rise in the annual cost of livinga higher salary Examplesincrease in pay or pay increase • The government hopes to hold salary increases to 3 per cent.Usageshe had two increases last yearher salary went up twiceverbto grow bigger or higher ExamplesProfits have increased faster than the increase in the rate of inflation. • Exports to Africa have increased by more than 25 per cent. • The price of oil has increased twice in the past week.Usageto increase in priceto cost moreUsageto increase in size or valueto become larger or more valuableto make something bigger or higherUsagethe company increased her salary to £50,000the company gave her a rise in salary to £50,000"...turnover has the potential to be increased to over 1 million dollars with energetic management and very little capital" [Australian Financial Review]"...competition is steadily increasing and could affect profit margins as the company tries to retain its market share" [Citizen (Ottawa)]

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National Association Of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations System

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Nasdaq. A computerized system established by the NASD to facilitate trading by providing broker/dealers with current bid and ask price quotes on over-the-counter stocks and some listed stocks. Unlike the Amex and the NYSE, the Nasdaq (once an acronym for the national association of securities dealers Automated Quotation system) does not have a physical trading floor that brings together buyers and sellers. Instead, all trading on the Nasdaq exchange is done over a network of computers and telephones. Also, the Nasdaq does not employ market specialists to buy unfilled orders like the NYSE does. The Nasdaq began when brokers started informally trading via telephone; the network was later formalized and linked by computer in the early 1970s. In 1998 the parent company of the Nasdaq purchased the Amex, although the two continue to operate separately. Orders for stock are sent out electronically on the Nasdaq, where market makers list their buy and sell prices. Once a price is agreed upon, the transaction is executed electronically.

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