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arbitrage

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noun ar·bi·trage \ˈär-bə-ˌträzh\

Simple Definition of arbitrage

  • business : the practice of buying something (such as foreign money, gold, etc.) in one place and selling it almost immediately in another place where it is worth more

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of arbitrage

  1. 1 :  the nearly simultaneous purchase and sale of securities or foreign exchange in different markets in order to profit from price discrepancies

  2. 2 :  the purchase of the stock of a takeover target especially with a view to selling it profitably to the raider

Origin of arbitrage

French, from Middle French, arbitration, from Old French, from arbitrer to render judgment, from Latin arbitrari, from arbitr-, arbiter


First Known Use: 1875


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arbitrage

verb ar·bi·trage

Definition of arbitrage

arbitragedarbitraging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to engage in arbitrage



Circa 1896

First Known Use of arbitrage

circa 1896


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arbitrage

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noun ar·bi·trage \ˈär-bə-ˌträzh\

Legal Definition of arbitrage

  1. 1 :  the purchase of a security, commodity, or foreign currency in one market for the purpose of immediately selling it at a higher price in another market

  2. 2 :  the purchase of the stock of a takeover target esp. for the purpose of selling it to the raider for a profit



Origin of arbitrage

French, literally, arbitration, decision-making


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