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tick /tik/ noun ticking (of a clock)on the tick: on time at seven to the tick; on the tick of seven: at seven o’clock (informal) bit, slice, moment, moment a list)to mark with a tick: tick off the verb tick (clock)to tick off tick (for review)to tick off the items in a list: mark the items of a list ( colloquial) rebuke, scold to tick out (telegram, news) (telegraph) ticks, ticks, ticks upholstered (mattress, pillow) (colloquial) purchase on credit; sale on credit intransitive (colloquial) buy on credit; sell on credit to (to whom); purchase on credit (goods); credit (goods)
tick to provide the tick: mark with lines markmajor tick: tick marks: time-scale tick marks : key check mark Field: refrigeration type (beat) tick clock tick: clock tick tick clock tick: tick clock tick tack sound: heartbeat tick Field: medicinevetick fever: fever veclock tick clockbeat tick outghitick outghi, send ditick out send Ditick over runs moderately or very slowly Tick over runs without moving a bit- (up or down) by one tile Explain VN: Price movement in a downward direction in stock trading. Technical analysts observe small continuous movements (ticks) of a security’s rise or fall to get an idea of the direction of the security. The term can also be applied across the market. See closing tick, Downtick, Minus tick, Plus tick, Short sale rule, Technical Analaysis, Uptick, Zero-minus tick, Zero-plus tick.Buy on credit, buy goods on tick (to …) ticks slight down (stock price)plus ticks plus ticks plus ticks up ticks plus ticks shakes up (stock prices)rate ticks interest rate ticks (points)marks off ticks (accounts on a list)tick off ticks items on a tick list the appropriate box tick the appropriate box up tick the transaction with a price higher than zero-minus tick check mark do not increase but decrease zero-minus tick positive
1 of a clock, etc.
ADV. loudly | relentlessly | away The clock ticked relentlessly away on the mantelpiece.
2 mark sth with a tick
ADV. simply To take advantage of this extra bonus offer, simply tick the box on your order form. | mind | off She mentally ticked off the names of the people she had already spoken to. PHRASAL VERBS tick along/over
ADV. nicely The business is ticking over nicely at the moment. | still
PHRASES keep things ticking over Morrison had kept things ticking over in my absence.
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any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animalsa light mattress
Microsoft Computer Dictionary
n. 1. A regular, rapidly recurring signal emitted by a clocking circuit; also, the interrupt generated by this signal. 2. In some microcomputer systems, notably Macintosh, one sixtieth of a second, the basic time unit used by the internal clock that is accessible by programs.
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Bloomberg Financial Glossary
Refers to the minimum change in price a security can have, either up or down. Related: Point.
Investopedia Financial Terms
The minimum upward or downward movement in the price of a security.
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Historically, stocks didn’t trade in decimals. A stock would move in amounts of 1/8, 1/16, or 1/32 of a dollar (the tick). This changed when the decimal system was brought in.
English Synonym and Antonym Dictionary
ticks|ticked|tickingsyn.: beat check check mark check off click mark mark off retick tick off ticking ticktack ticktock