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channel

In charting, a line connecting a series of high points accompanied by a parallel line connecting a series of low points. The two parallel lines compose the channel in which the variable (for example, a stock price) has been moving and is expected to continue moving. An ascending channel indicates a bullish trend, while a descending channel represents a bearish trend. Breaking downward through an ascending series of low prices or upward through a descending series of high prices indicates a likely change in trend.

channel

the means of physically distributing a product from the producer to the ultimate customer. See DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.

channel

see DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.
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Neither was there buoy nor light nor any other mark to show larger ships the channel, and I wondered much at this.
The emperor concluded me to be drowned, and that the enemy's fleet was approaching in a hostile manner: but he was soon eased of his fears; for the channel growing shallower every step I made, I came in a short time within hearing, and holding up the end of the cable, by which the fleet was fastened, I cried in a loud voice, "Long live the most puissant king of Lilliput
I would cross the opposite side of the channel to go around her.
By multipying the means of gratification, by promoting the introduction and circulation of the precious metals, those darling objects of human avarice and enterprise, it serves to vivify and invigorate the channels of industry, and to make them flow with greater activity and copiousness.
For two days we cruised up and down the Channel trying to tell some one, who would listen, that we were friends; but no one would listen.
The fact of having inspired a passion on the other side of the Channel will henceforth confer a title to beauty on this.
There was another, later, however, that would bring her to the Channel port in time to reach the address the stranger had given her husband before the appointed hour.
On the other hand, I have known many captains who, directly their ship had left the narrow waters of the Channel, would disappear from the sight of their ship's company altogether for some three days or more.
I told you in my last about my farewell to England, my crossing the Channel, and my first impressions of Paris.
It all happened in the thirteenth century, and while it was happening it shook England from north to south and from east to west; and reached across the channel and shook France.
Through our lines, through Boulogne, across the Channel, through Dover Station, out of Charing-Cross, through our own men and the best that Scotland Yard could do for us.
They, mistaking the frantic cries of Mynheer Isaac for demonstrations of joy, began to belabour him with kicks and cuffs, such as could not have been administered in better style by any prize-fighter on the other side of the Channel.