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  • Ticker
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ticker a character printer that automatically prints stock quotations on ticker tape
    • n ticker a small portable timepiece
    • n ticker the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body "he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Man reading ticker tape Man reading ticker tape

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ticker A telegraphic receiving instrument that automatically prints off stock quotations ( stock ticker ), market report, or other news on a paper ribbon or “tape.”
    • Ticker an electronic instrument receiving information by transmision from a remote source and displaying it in readable fashion, not necessarily on paper tape (e.g. on a video display terminal or moving ribbon of electronically controlled lights).
    • Ticker One who, or that which, ticks, or produces a ticking sound, as a watch or clock, a telegraphic sounder, etc.
    • Ticker The heart.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ticker Something which ticks, or makes a slight repeated sound. Specifically— A watch.
    • n ticker A telegraphic instrument, especially a stock indicator (which see, under indicator).
    • n ticker A cribbing horse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Ticker anything which ticks, a watch
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Tick
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Imit.; cf. Ger. ticken.


In literature:

But say, what the devil does this ticker mean, quoting Navajoa at six dollars a share?
"Rimrock Jones" by Dane Coolidge
I'm not so mad about tickers as you.
"The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch" by Talbot Baines Reed
Where'd you get that ticker, old man?
"Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
I must see the ticker.
"Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York" by Lemuel Ely Quigg
The very ticker sounded mirthful; its clicking told of golden jokes.
"The Tipster" by Edwin Lefevre
The ticker would tell the story in the first hour.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Here's your old ticker.
"Peck's Uncle Ike and The Red Headed Boy 1899" by George W. Peck
Yes, ma'am, and the ticker's been mended.
"Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911: The New York Idea" by Langdon Mitchell
It seemed ages since he had watched the ticker in his father's office.
"The Madness of May" by Meredith Nicholson
I thought I was father's lord and chauffeur, but he sniffs the smoke of the ticker.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
Told by the Ticker; or, The Two King Bradys on a Wall Street Case.
"The Bradys Beyond Their Depth" by Anonymous
Meanwhile the telegraph operator was busy with his ticker.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
A knot of gentlemen are chatting about the ticker; some more are watching the board.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
Once more the devil's teeth clicked, and once more the boy's drawl rose above the ticker's whir.
"Uncle Terry" by Charles Clark Munn
The ticker was silent, but a portion of the tape fluttered between his gloved fingers.
"The Side Of The Angels" by Basil King
The ticker kicks up once in a while, that's all.
"Martyr" by Alan Edward Nourse
The something which he hit on consisted in going downtown every day and standing, in a broker's office, over a ticker.
"The Perfume of Eros: A Fifth Avenue Incident" by Edgar Saltus
Ticker tape news, 89.
"Copyright: Its History and Its Law" by Richard Rogers Bowker
Did he ask you to show him any American tickers, by the way?
"Jewel Mysteries" by Max Pemberton
We will return you the ticker because it won't be of much use to us, except the gold case.
"The Socialist" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

In poetry:

It's up the spout and Charley Wag
With wipes and tickers and what not.
Until the squeezer nips your scrag,
Booze and the blowens cop the lot.
"Villon's Straight Tip To All Cross Coves" by William Ernest Henley
For fourteen long years I have ser-vi-ed,
And for fourteen long years and a day,
For meeting a bloke in the area,
And sneaking his ticker away.
"Botany Bay" by Anonymous Oceania
Polluted, bridged by girders, banked by concrete,
now it bisects a polyglot metropolis,
ticker-tape, taxi, brothel, foot-lights country,
à-la-mode always.
"River Profile" by W H Auden
'Longshore lasses came to greet us --
Blow, my bully boys, blow; Bumboat men were glad to meet us Blow, my bully boys, blow;
Sold our togs to buy bad liquor, Pawned my pants and popped the ticker --
Blow, blow, my bully boys, blow!
"Yankee Packet " by Edwin James Brady

In news:

Kim Palaferri/Auburn JournalMonique Margaux and Dr Bill Kirby watch the election ticker along with Tom Jones and Bruce Kranz at the Placer County Elections Office Tuesday night to see if they each won their bids.
Pharmacy and Other Services: 6 (Previous rank: 2) Overall score: 5.63 Ticker: DGX.
Completed in December 2011, the digital LED network consists of four main areas: a 50ft LED tower outside each facility, an LED board on the façade of Chase Field, and large tickers at the district 's light rail stop.
Ticker Symbol Will Also Change in January 2013.
From her house in Scottsdale, Arizona, she sits watching the Dow Jones ticker tape scroll across the television and sighs over the phone.
Where is the ticker-tape parade in New York City.
But when they do, there's that entire cleanup of crap such as ticker tape and horseapples.
Add the KHTS News Ticker to your website.
Your red-wine habit also happens to come with some happy health benefits, such as protecting your ticker and even slimming your waistline.
Aker Yards is listed under the ticker AKY.
NYCB will add the letter "C" to its ticker symbol .
Jerry's Famous Ticker Symbol Changes.
Washington Federal Inc, the holding company for Washington Federal, Thursday announced that its Nasdaq ticker symbol will change to WAFD.
When a truce finally returned troops from Korea, neither ticker-tape parades nor thank -yous awaited.
New service provides news tickers to local stations.

In science:

We concentrate on those sequences which would be presented one bit at a time, such as in a ticker-tape or in the case when someone is actively flipping a coin.
Effective Generation of Subjectively Random Binary Sequences
For the lesson on velocity, we use a standard device (shown in figure 7). A long thin paper tape (“ticker-tape”) is attached to a low friction cart (shown at the left) and run through a “tapping device” that taps a sharp point onto the tape through a piece of carbon paper at a fixed rate.
The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences
Fig. 7: Pasco low-friction cart and ticker-tape tapper.
The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences
For these periods, we also show Pi w(min R) (i), Pi w(max R) (i), and Pi w(L1R) (i). • Stocks data: Data set contains daily data for about 8.9K ticker symbols, for October 2008 (23 trading days).
Coordinated Weighted Sampling for Estimating Aggregates Over Multiple Weight Assignments
Daily data of each ticker had 5 price attributes (open, high, low, close, adjusted close) and volume traded.
Coordinated Weighted Sampling for Estimating Aggregates Over Multiple Weight Assignments
The ticker prices are highly correlated both in terms of same attribute over different days and the different price attributes in a given day.
Coordinated Weighted Sampling for Estimating Aggregates Over Multiple Weight Assignments
When a spreadsheet requires more than one table, stack unrelated blocks vertically (like a web page) or horizontally (like ticker tape), but not both (a bulletin board).
New Guidelines For Spreadsheets