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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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This effectively means that there is no disproportionality between white and Asian Groups and there has been a reduction in the disproportionality or the number of black people stopped down from 10 times more likely (April to September 2003) to four times more likely.
At the same time, because of the air of abandonment that surrounds this house-that-is-no-house, the image summons up everything else that can't be seen in it--not only the faces that aren't there, but also the actors that no longer act, the crew that no longer films, the filmic apparatus that is no longer present, and with its absence, all the moments, stopped down to a single moment, that are (is) past.
Eric's observatory currently contains a 3" refractor for white light observing, and a Celestron C8 SCT stopped down to 63mm plus a 0.