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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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The system then will work properly under daylight conditions because the significantly brighter daylight causes the iris of the lens to stop down far enough to provide a depth of field sufficient to cover the difference in focal point caused by the change in light source.
The Polish keeper produced a stop down to his left to deny Norwich skipper Grant Holt, who had been sent tumbling in the box with time running out.
Chevy enthusiasts are encouraged to stop down today to drive off in the tough Silverado.
The crowd sensed that Westwood would pull off a save and he did with a stop down to his right.
They've been hanging out non stop down in the Cotswolds at Kate's house," says my spy in the country.
She had to stop down the road because she burst into tears.
Van Persie's shot on the turn brought a good stop down to his right from Ivan Turina.
Finally it was stolen and smashed into a bus stop down the road.