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abbreviation

initial public offering: a company's first stock offering to the public.

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Origin of IPO

First recorded in 1975–80
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British Dictionary definitions for IPO

IPO

abbreviation for

independent publicly owned company
stock exchange initial public offering
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Cultural definitions for IPO

IPO

Abbreviation for initial public offering; the first issuance of shares in itself by a public company.

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