un·​changed | \ ˌən-ˈchānjd \

Definition of unchanged

: not changed : unaltered Her plans remain essentially unchanged.

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One way Facebook responded to increasing public pressure was to shake up its inner circle of top executives, which had remained largely unchanged for the better part of a decade. Casey Newton, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: Facebook," 26 Dec. 2018 For Social Security, insolvency remained unchanged for 2034. Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, The Seattle Times, "Help Wanted: Overseers for Social Security and Medicare," 1 Oct. 2018 Some galaxies, however, such as the satellites around the Milky Way, remain largely unchanged for billions and billions of years. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Some of the Oldest Galaxies in the Universe Orbit the MIlky Way," 16 Aug. 2018 The tiny percentage of African-American and Hispanic staffers in those positions remained largely unchanged, with the exception of Hispanics in leadership roles, which fell a percentage point year over year. Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY, "Facebook's diversity efforts failing African-American and Hispanic women," 12 July 2018 And this has been essentially unchanged for two decades. Alan J. Borsuk, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Borsuk: Wisconsin Reading Corp tutors combat literacy crisis one child at a time," 11 May 2018 The bureau’s low success rate in these cases has remained largely unchanged in recent years. Eric Lichtblau, Time, "The FBI Is in Crisis. It's Worse Than You Think," 3 May 2018 The federal law designed to ensure that personal care products are safe has remained largely unchanged since 1938. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "Kourtney Kardashian Wears a Crop Top to Address Congress About Cosmetics Reform," 24 Apr. 2018 The rate of unclaimed prizes on all instant games, not just the high prize ones, is largely unchanged since the Hoosier Lottery was privatized, lottery officials said. Kaitlin Lange, Indianapolis Star, "Hoosier Lottery often pulls plug on high-dollar scratch-off games before all prizes can be won," 5 Apr. 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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Financial Definition of unchanged

What It Is

In the stock world, unchanged means that the closing quote at the end of a trading day for a particular stock is the same as the closing price for the stock the day before.

How It Works

For example, let's say that on Monday, Company XYZ closes at $45 a share. On Tuesday, many people trade Company XYZ — some trades are at $45.50, some are at $44, some are at $45.25, and some are at $45. The last trade of the day, however, is at $45, making it the closing price for Company XYZ on Tuesday. Because this price is the same as the closing price the day before, we say that Company XYZ is closing unchanged.

Why It Matters

Unchanged implies that a stock price isn't showing much movement among investors, but as the example shows, this can be a dangerous assumption. A stock can trade at a variety of prices throughout the trading day, and its price can be quite volatile in that time. Additionally, the closing quote does not necessarily mean the end of all trading in a security for the day. It simply means the floor of the exchange is closed. After-hours markets remain open, as do other exchanges in other countries and time zones, which provides opportunity for the price to change.

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English Language Learners Definition of unchanged

: not changed


un·​changed | \ ˌən-ˈchānjd\

Kids Definition of unchanged

: not changed Our plans remained unchanged.

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