buyback

buyback
noun
the act of purchasing back something previously sold
Syn: ↑redemption, ↑repurchase
Derivationally related forms: ↑buy back, ↑redeem (for: ↑redemption), ↑repurchase (for: ↑repurchase)
Hypernyms: ↑purchase

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ \ noun (-s)
Etymology: from the phrase buy back
1. : the act or an instance of purchasing something or a part of something previously sold
2. : the repurchase by a corporation of shares of its own common stock on the open market (as in an effort to avert a take-over by another corporation)

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/buy"bak'/, n.
1. the buying of something that one previously sold.
2. any arrangement to take back something as a condition of a sale, as by a supplier who agrees to purchase its customer's goods.
3. Also called stock buyback. a repurchase by a company of its own stock in the open market, as for investment purposes or for use in future corporate acquisitions.
Also, buy-back.
[1960-65; n. use of the v. phrase buy back]

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buyback «BY BAK», noun, adjective.
–n.
a repurchase of something by its original producer or seller, esp. a purchase by a company of its own stock, usu. to benefit shareholders.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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