change


change
Generic change, e.g. change in the terms of an issue or identification of a security, change of a board lot, change from global to definitive form. Euroclear Clearing and Settlement glossary
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The difference between the last settlement price and the last reported ask, bid or trade. LIFFE
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The difference between the previous day's closing price and the most recent price of a security. London Stock Exchange Glossary

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I. change change 1 [tʆeɪndʒ] verb [transitive]
1. to exchange a unit of money for smaller units that add up to the same value:

• Can you change a £20 note?

2. to exchange money in one currency into money of another currency:

• I want to change these dollars into Euros.

3. to exchange something that you have bought, especially because there is something wrong with it:

• We will only change goods accompanied by a receipt.

4. change hands if property changes hands, it passes from one owner to another:

• Volume was heavy on the NYSE, where about 2.19 billion shares changed hands.

  [m0] II. change change 2 noun [uncountable]
1. the money you get back when you have paid for something with more money than it costs:

• She received a forged banknote in her change.

• You won't get much change from a ten pound note here.

2. money in the form of coins and notes of low value:

• I have about a dollar in change.

• I didn't have any small change for the telephone.

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change UK US /tʃeɪndʒ/ verb
[I or T] to become or make something different, or to exchange something for something else: »

The company has changed considerably since I joined in 2005.

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She decided that it was time to change jobs.

[T] MONEY to exchange an amount of money for the same value in another currency: »

If you're unable to change money before you travel, most international airports will have a bureau de change.

change sth into sth »

Here you'll find the best exchange rate for changing your US dollars into euros.

[T] MONEY to exchange a unit of money for coins or smaller units of paper money that add up to the same value: »

Could you change this twenty dollar bill for a ten and two fives?

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Many superstores have change machines where you can change your coins into banknotes.

[T] UK COMMERCE to return something you bought to a store and exchange it for something new, for example because it was damaged or the wrong size. A store changes an item when it agrees to give a customer a new item in exchange for one that is damaged, etc.: »

Some places won't let you change items without a receipt.

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The store offered to change the faulty items or refund my money.

change hands — Cf. change hands
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change UK US /tʃeɪndʒ/ noun
[C or U] the process or result of making something different or becoming different: change to sth »

After making changes to its business model, the company's net profits increased by 22%.

change in sth »

Owing to a change in policy, customers will now be charged a fee for early withdrawals.

implement/make a change »

The new head of department is certain to make some changes.

manage change »

One of the hardest aspects of being a top manager is managing change.

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a fundamental/major/significant change

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Please notify us of any change of address.

[U] MONEY coins used as money: »

Do you have any change for the parking meter?

[U] MONEY smaller units of money or coins given in exchange for a larger unit of money that is worth the same amount: »

Can you make change for a 100 dollar bill?

[U] MONEY the money that is returned to you after you have paid for something that costs less than the amount you gave: »

I think the waiter gave me the wrong change.

See also AGENT OF CHANGE(Cf. ↑agent of change), BUREAU DE CHANGE(Cf. ↑bureau de change), CAREER CHANGE(Cf. ↑career change), CHAMPION OF CHANGE(Cf. ↑champion of change), CHANGE AGENT(Cf. ↑change agent), LOOSE CHANGE(Cf. ↑loose change), POCKET CHANGE(Cf. ↑pocket change), SHORT-CHANGE(Cf. ↑short-change), STEP CHANGE(Cf. ↑step change)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • change — change; change·abil·i·ty; change·able; change·able·ness; change·ably; change·about; change·ful; change·less; change·ment; ex·change·able; in·ter·change·abil·i·ty; in·ter·change·able; change·ling; change·over; coun·ter·change; ex·change;… …   English syllables

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  • Change — (ch[=a]nj), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Changed} (ch[=a]njd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Changing}.] [F. changer, fr. LL. cambiare, to exchange, barter, L. cambire. Cf. {Cambial}.] 1. To alter; to make different; to cause to pass from one state to another; as, to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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