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1arbitrage

noun ar·bi·trage \ˈär-bə-ˌträzh\

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
:  the nearly simultaneous purchase and sale of securities or foreign exchange in different markets in order to profit from price discrepancies
2
:  the purchase of the stock of a takeover target especially with a view to selling it profitably to the raider
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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

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

2arbitrage

verb
arbitragedarbitrag·ing

Definition of ARBITRAGE

intransitive verb
:  to engage in arbitrage

First Known Use of ARBITRAGE

circa 1896

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

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