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

Definition of unchanged

: not changed : unaltered Her plans remain essentially unchanged.

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Two jockey objections were for naught and the result was left unchanged. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Gift Box, Maximum Security return this weekend," 15 June 2019 Ultimately, the proposals were voted down by the pro-democracy camp in Hong Kong's legislature and Hong Kong's electoral system remains unchanged. Antony Dapiran, CNN, "City of dissent: Hong Kong has a proud tradition of protesting to protect its unique identity," 14 June 2019 Prosecutors say the crux of their testimonies remained unchanged. Fox News, "Jury convicts ex-NFL player of rape, mulls 8 other charges," 11 June 2019 Just last month, Fed officials agreed to leave rates unchanged as Washington’s trade war with China seemed on the brink of being resolved. Jeanna Smialek, New York Times, "Wall Street Asks When, Not if, the Fed Will Cut Interest Rates," 9 June 2019 The predicted number of major hurricanes, those with wind speeds of at least 111 miles per hour, remained unchanged at two. David Fleshler, sun-sentinel.com, "Are conditions changing to produce more hurricanes this season? Colorado State forecasters think so," 4 June 2019 The Bank of Thailand left interest rates unchanged Wednesday against a backdrop of weak inflation and a subdued economic-growth outlook amid global uncertainty stemming from U.S.-China trade tensions. Saurabh Chaturvedi, WSJ, "Bank of Thailand Keeps Benchmark Rate Unchanged at 1.75%," 8 May 2019 What materials at critical points have in common, Polyakov realized, is their symmetries: the set of geometric transformations that leave these systems unchanged. Quanta Magazine, "Physicists Uncover Geometric ‘Theory Space’," 23 Feb. 2017 But the fundamental notion of a light, responsive sports car remains unchanged. Car and Driver, "2019 10Best Cars," 28 Nov. 2018

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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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