Dow Jones average

noun
\ ˌdau̇-ˈjōnz- How to pronounce Dow Jones average (audio) \

Definition of Dow Jones average

: an index of the relative price of securities

First Known Use of Dow Jones average

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Dow Jones average

Charles H. Dow †1902 & Edward D. Jones †1920 American financial statisticians

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“Dow Jones average.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dow%20Jones%20average. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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