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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

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

arbitragedarbitrag·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to engage in arbitrage



Circa 1896

First Known Use of arbitrage

circa 1896


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