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

  • adjective Not listed or available on an officially recognized stock exchange but traded in direct negotiation between buyers and sellers.
  • adjective Sold legally without a doctor's prescription.

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

  • adjective prenominal able to be sold legally without a doctor's prescription; -- of medicinal drugs. Contrasted with prescription.
  • adjective (Finance) not quoted on a stock exchange; sold only through private negotiations between buyer and seller; -- of securities.

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

  • adjective pharmacy Legal for sale or distribution without the requirement of a prescription (of medicine and other treatments); abbreviated as OTC.
  • adjective finance Direct interaction between two parties without an intermediary. Thus, any market where items such as stocks or currency are bought and sold at a distance, rather than on the exchange.

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

  • adjective (of securities) not traded on a stock exchange
  • adjective purchasable without a doctor's prescription


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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