un·​changed | \ ˌən-ˈchānjd How to pronounce unchanged (audio) \

Definition of unchanged

: not changed : unaltered Her plans remain essentially unchanged.

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The unemployment rate, for example, was unchanged at 3.7 percent, near a 50-year low. Nelson D. Schwartz, New York Times, "Hiring Slowed in August, but Wage Gains Accelerated," 6 Sep. 2019 The unemployment rate is expected to be unchanged at 3.7%. Anneken Tappe, CNN, "3 things to watch in the August jobs report," 5 Sep. 2019 At midday on Wednesday, shares of AT&T were unchanged. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "20,000 Striking AT&T Workers Return to Work, Just Days After Walking Out," 28 Aug. 2019 Here are other personnel notes: Offensive guard Sam Poutasi (ACL) was not limited and took reps with the third team, the rest of which was unchanged: Jonah Tauanu’u, Dawson Jaramillo, Charlie Landgraf and Chris Randazzo. oregonlive.com, "Oregon fall camp Day 10 practice observations: Secondary returns to near full strength, TE held out, backup WR limited," 13 Aug. 2019 For more than seven decades, Smokey Bear’s growled mantra has remained nearly unchanged. Sarah Berns, Outside Online, "Why Smokey Bear Desperately Needs a Makeover," 24 Aug. 2019 That pay raise for the city council on April 8 was struck down in a majority support of an amendment proposed by Robinson to leave the council salaries unchanged while giving the mayor’s office a raise. Paul Gattis | Pgattis@al.com, al, "Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle’s veto over salary increase stands," 23 Aug. 2019 Deaths from prescription opioids remain relatively unchanged, with 404 reported fatal overdoses in 2017. Washington Post, "Ron Clark helped many break the bonds of addiction. He understood drugs were only part of the problem.," 23 Aug. 2019 Other than a slight modification in 2001, my message has remained virtually unchanged for more than seven decades. Kathy Berdan, Twin Cities, "A Q&A with Smokey Bear, who’s celebrating his 75th birthday Friday at the Fair," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unchanged

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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