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Stop

1. An order to a broker to buy or sell a security at the best available price once a certain, stated price is reached. Suppose that price is $50. A stop order remains inactive until that security begins trading at $50, at which point the broker may fill the order at best price he/she is able to find. See also: Stop-limit order, Stop-loss order.

2. An order by the SEC to stop a new issue from taking place because of an omission or inaccuracy on its filing statement. See also: Deficiency letter.
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Manufacturing Process Analysis of Automotive Stop Lamp
Therefore, the deputies had admittedly already prolonged the traffic stop far beyond the time reasonably necessary to investigate the license-plate problem when they learned about the expiration of the prior license plate.
Criminals who carry illegal handguns realize that if a law enforcement officer stops them, they may face arrest and a possible jail sentence.
This means that the surface pressure of the sealing rings must exceed the pressure build-up in front of the dust stops.
Whether you stop hormone therapy or continue it, you need to consider your own health risks and where you are in the menopausal process.
Overall, 72% had tried to stop abruptly, while the rest had tapered the dose or frequency of use; the success rate did not differ between these two groups.
caused all his Saylers and Souldiers to stop their Eares, and him selfe to be bound to the Maste of his Ship.
Although there is no single, universally accepted definition of "racial profiling," we're using the term to designate the practice of stopping and inspecting people who are passing through public places--such as drivers on public highways or pedestrians in airports or urban areas--where the reason for the stop is a statistical profile of the detainee's race or ethnicity.
What's remarkable about the new experiments is that the researchers stop a light pulse without destroying the photons, he explains.
Try to reduce your chances of gaining weight by being more physically active and improving your eating habits before you stop smoking.
But my legs were quivering and I just started crying and couldn't stop.
Taking all these precautions won't necessarily protect you, though; it won't stop La Migra from pulling you over sometime: Slow down there, Tio.