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English noun: ticker

1. ticker (body) the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body


SamplesHe stood still, his heart thumping wildly.


Synonymsheart, pump


Broader (hypernym)internal organ, viscus


Narrower (hyponym)athlete's heart, biauriculate heart


Part holonymarteria coronaria, cardiac muscle, cardiac valve, coronary artery, heart muscle, heart valve, valve


Part meronymcardiovascular system, circulatory system

2. ticker (artifact) a small portable timepiece


Synonymswatch


Broader (hypernym)horologe, timekeeper, timepiece


Narrower (hyponym)analog watch, digital watch, hunter, hunting watch, pendulum watch, pocket watch, stem-winder, wrist watch, wristwatch


Part holonymcrystal, face, movement, watch case, watch crystal, watch glass

3. ticker (artifact) a character printer that automatically prints stock quotations on ticker tape


Synonymsstock ticker


Broader (hypernym)character printer, character-at-a-time printer, serial printer









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