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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The purchase of the entire holdings or interests of an owner or investor.
  • n. The purchase of a company or business: "If the workers do approve the buyout, their company will become the nation's largest employee-owned enterpriseā€ ( Harry Anderson).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the acquisition of ownership of a company by purchasing a controlling percentage of its stock.

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

  • n. acquisition of a company by purchasing a controlling percentage of its stock

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