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1. Members of an exchange who congregate in a certain area on a trading floor to make transactions. Crowds especially trade in certain securities. For example, the active bond crowd may gather in one area of the floor while the cabinet crowd may gather in another.

2. Informal for most investors. People with different investment philosophies alternately advise to either follow or avoid following the crowd.


Members on the floor of an exchange who are clustered around a pit or a specialist's post waiting to execute trades. See also foreign crowd.
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All maxillary and mandibular teeth were aligned, the maxillary spaces were closed and the mandibular crowding resolved.
There is 3mm of maxillary crowding and 5mm of mandibular crowding.
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The MTA's new motion asks Bliss to rescind the portions of his order requiring the 532 buses and the lease of 277 buses as soon as possible to reduce crowding immediately.
By 2002, the crowding will have to drop to an average of only nine standing.
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ER crowding is dangerous," said lead study author Benjamin Sun, MD, MPP, of Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.
Of course, the Times columnist wasn't alone in fanning the flames of the anti-NCLB hysteria, but his influential columns made it easier for city officials to avoid talking about the real reasons for the problems, namely, a demographic bubble that was moving its way through the city's middle and high schools, combined with the city's new initiative to create experimental "schools within schools" in certain buildings, a policy that required a cap on enrollment in some schools at the cost of crowding elsewhere.
GAO was asked to provide information on emergency department crowding, including the extent hospitals located in metropolitan areas are experiencing crowding, the factors contributing to crowding, and the actions hospitals and communities have taken to address crowding.