Is there any difference, even if subtle, between a price move and a price movement? Dictionaries are of no help...

  • Apart from looking it up in a dictionary, what other research have you done? Commented Mar 12, 2023 at 14:12
  • Try this site: Ludwig Guru: ludwig.guru/s/price+move
    – Lambie
    Commented Mar 12, 2023 at 15:47
  • You should write a full sentence. Without context users can only make guesses, albeit good ones. You could also say a movement in the price(s) of…
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Mar 13, 2023 at 11:35

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You said a dictionary was of no help. You might be using it incorrectly. Not every noun phrase is in the dictionary - there is no need when you can get the meaning from looking up the component words.

'A movement', used as a countable noun, means pretty much the same as 'a move' - that is a change of position.

But you can also use 'movement' as a non-countable noun to refer to the act or process of moving. It can refer to movement in general rather than a specific movement.

Therefore 'a price move' would be a specific change in the price of something, but 'price movement' would mean changes in price in general, or the concept of prices changing.

  • @marieclarm They could be... but I wouldn't use an article with 'price movement' unless it was just one specific move such as all the stock moved once in one direction.
    – Astralbee
    Commented Mar 13, 2023 at 9:06

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