the Dow

noun

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: the daily average of the stock prices of a group of large American companies : the Dow-Jones industrial average

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“The Dow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20Dow. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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