Definition of Dow Jones Industrial Average in English:

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(also Dow Jones Average)

proper noun

  • An index of figures indicating the relative price of shares on the New York Stock Exchange, based on the average price of selected stocks.

    Dow

Origin

From the name of Dow Jones & Co, Inc., a financial news agency founded by Charles H. Dow (1851–1902) and Edward D. Jones ( c. 1855–1920), American economists whose company compiled the first average of US stock prices in 1884.

Pronunciation:

Dow Jones Industrial Average

/ˌdou ˌjōnz inˌdəstrēəl ˈav(ə)rij/