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arbitrage

[ ahr-bi-trahzh for 1, 3; ahr-bi-trij for 2 ]
/ 藞蓱r b瑟藢tr蓱蕭 for 1, 3; 藞蓱r b瑟 tr瑟d蕭 for 2 /
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noun
Finance. the simultaneous purchase and sale of the same securities, commodities, or foreign exchange in different markets to profit from unequal prices.
Archaic. arbitration.
verb (used without object), ar路bi路traged, ar路bi路trag路ing.
Finance. to engage in arbitrage.
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Origin of arbitrage

1470鈥80; <Middle French, equivalent to arbitr(er) to arbitrate, regulate (<Latin arbitr膩r墨;see arbitrate) + -age-age
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British Dictionary definitions for arbitrage

arbitrage
/ (藞蓱藧b瑟藢tr蓱藧蕭, 藞蓱藧b瑟tr瑟d蕭) /

noun
finance
  1. the purchase of currencies, securities, or commodities in one market for immediate resale in others in order to profit from unequal prices
  2. (as modifier)arbitrage operations

Derived forms of arbitrage

arbitrageur (藢蓱藧b瑟tr忙藞蕭蓽藧), noun

Word Origin for arbitrage

C15: from French, from arbitrer to arbitrate
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