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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The purchase of the entire holdings or interests of an owner or investor.
  • noun The purchase of a company or business.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Business, Finance) the acquisition of ownership of a company by purchasing a controlling percentage of its stock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun finance The acquisition of a controlling interest in a business or corporation by outright purchase or by purchase of a majority of issued shares of stock.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun acquisition of a company by purchasing a controlling percentage of its stock

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