initial public offering

noun

Definition of initial public offering

  1. :  the first sale of a company's stock to the public

Word by Word Definitions

initialplay
  1. :  of or relating to the beginning :  incipient

    :  placed at the beginning :  first

  1. :  the first letter of a name

    :  the first letter of each word in a full name

    :  a large letter beginning a text or a division or paragraph

  1. :  to affix an initial to

    :  to authenticate or give preliminary approval to by affixing the initials of an authorizing representative

publicplay
  1. :  exposed to general view :  open

    :  well-known, prominent

    :  perceptible, material

  1. :  the people as a whole :  populace

    :  a group of people having common interests or characteristics

    :  the group at which a particular activity or enterprise aims

offeringplay
  1. :  the act of one who offers

    :  something offered

    :  a sacrifice ceremonially offered as a part of worship


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