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Recent Examples of tranche from the Web
The texts made public Tuesday represent only a small sampling of a second tranche of communications recently provided to Congress.
There is pride to be had where the prejudicial is practiced with precision in the tranche and triage of tactile terminations.
Each tranche equals about 1 percent of Tesla’s outstanding shares.
Each tranche equals about 1% of Tesla's outstanding shares.
The economy is due to benefit from the next tranche of the IMF loan this spring—but in Egypt, long-term economic stability seems as elusive as the dark side of the moon.
Before long, there was a feast spread on the table, including thin tranches of smoked moose, roasted and seared with maple syrup, made from the sap of a nearby tree.
That was followed by another tranche of about $36.5 billion in October for general disaster relief, about half of which was expected to benefit Texas.
The fund froze the second tranche of the loan last year because reforms were moving too slowly.
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Finance and tranche
In French, tranche means "slice." Cutting deeper into the word's etymology, we find the Old French word trancer, meaning "to cut." Tranche emerged in the English language in the late 19th century to describe financial appropriations. Today, it is often used specifically of an issue of bonds that is differentiated from other issues by such factors as maturity or rate of return. Another use of the French word tranche is in the French phrase une tranche de vie, meaning "a cross section of life." That phrase was coined by the dramatist Jean Jullien (1854-1919), who advocated naturalism in the theater.
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