Business / Finance / Multiples: Another name for price-earnings ratios.

Round Lot

Business / Finance / Round Lot: A trading order typically of 100 shares of a stock or some multiple of 100. Related: odd lot. MORE

Unit Of Trading

Business / Taxes / Unit Of Trading: When you buy stocks, bonds, options and commodities futures, it's typical to buy in a particular volume or a particular dollar value, called a round lot or a unit of trading. For example, stocks are u MORE


Business / Taxes / Multiple: A stock's multiple is its price-to-earnings ratio (P/E). It's figured by dividing the market price of the stock by its earnings. The earnings could be the actual earnings for the past four quarters, c MORE

Equilibrium Argument

Science / Tides and Currents / Equilibrium Argument: The theoretical phase of a constituent of the equilibrium tide. It is usually represented by the expression (V+ u), in which V is a uniformly changing angular quantity involving multiples of the hour MORE

Current Hour

Science / Tides and Currents / Current Hour: The mean interval between the transit of the Moon over the meridian of Greenwich and the time of strength of flood, modified by the times of slack water (or minimum current) and strength of ebb. In co MORE

Fourier Series

Science / Tides and Currents / Fourier Series: A series proposed by the French mathematician Fourier about the year 1807. The series involves the sines and cosines of whole multiples of a varying angle and is usually written in the following form: MORE