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Slight drop in securities prices after a sustained uptrend. Analysts often advise investors to buy on dips, meaning to buy when a price is momentarily weak. See: Correction, break, crash.


A small decrease in a security's price after a significant uptrend. Some investment advisers and technical analysts recommend buying after a dip if there are signals that the uptrend will continue afterwards. However, it is sometimes difficult to determine whether a dip is temporary or if it is the beginning of a trend reversal.


A small, short decline in a variable such as the price of a security or interest rates. A broker may advise a customer to accumulate a particular stock on dips. When the security begins declining in price, it is difficult to know if the decline is just a dip or if it is the initial step in a more substantial price reduction.


See debtor in possession.

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Magnetic inclination measurements are made at one point closest to the centre of the map sheet.
Total magnetic field anomaly map (TFMA) values were obtained by subtracting regional IGRF TFMI from TFMI (Figure 5a) A reduction-to-the-pole (RTP) filter was applied thereby obtaining the RTP total magnetic field anomaly map (Cooper and Cowan, 2005; Figure 5b) to simplify magnetic anomaly dipolar asymmetry regarding survey area magnetic inclination and declination.