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backwardation

[bak-wer-dey-shuh n] /ˌbæk wərˈdeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
(on the London stock exchange) the fee paid by a seller of securities to the buyer for the privilege of deferring delivery of purchased securities.
Origin of backwardation
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; backward + -ation
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British Dictionary definitions for backwardation

backwardation

/ˌbækwəˈdeɪʃən/
noun (commerce)
1.
the difference between the spot price for a commodity, including rent and interest, and the forward price
2.
(formerly, on the Stock Exchange) postponement of delivery by a seller of securities until the next settlement period
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