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The sale of a futures or forward contract may require the seller to deliver the commodity during the delivery month, if the short position is not offset prior to that time.


The transfer of a security or an underlying asset to a buyer. The term is often used in options, forward, and futures contracts, in which payment and delivery are separated by a relatively long period of time. Most of the time, however, delivery does not occur, as most traders offset their positions with opposite contracts.


To relinquish possession of a security for transfer to another party.
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Todays figures demonstrate more desperately needed homes are being delivered - a vital step in ensuring the housing market works for everyone - and that we are on track to deliver 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s.
VLGCs delivered in recent weeks include: Avance's Chinook, Dorian LPG's Cheyenne and Clermont, BW Gas' BW Orian and Latsco Shipping's Hellas Hercules, one shipping source said.
With this live GPS tracking service, businesses will know and be able to verify that the print material were actually delivered instead of just taking someone's word for it.
1979: The Sona was delivered on the fourth Monday of July following the provisions of the 1973 and later the 1987 Constitutions.
Susan Sullivan of Ware was the 1,134th baby, delivered in October 1967.
Additionally, the term applies when software is not physically delivered to the purchaser, but resides at all times on the seller's network and the purchaser and its employees can access and use such software.
The job of the school counselor is not finished when the information is delivered and the parents have had a chance to respond to the information.
Over this same period around 700 aircraft have been refurbished, customized and delivered to lessees or purchasers.
We have all seen the promises of the "digital dashboard" and speedometer-like displays of plant efficiency delivered in real-time through a web-based environment.
Obviously, if services are delivered from multiple locations a separate capacity analysis must be conducted for each.
Using iSCSI and an IP SAN architecture, storage becomes a utility; simply plug your servers into the network and you will receive consistent and reliable storage capacity for any application Like a utility, storage is consistent and compatible with all applications; it can be delivered with varying degrees of reliability and can be increased and recycled to meet diverse business needs.
Russia delivered 370 tanks and self-propelled guns, 300 APCs and armored cars, 4 major surface combatants, 2 minor surface combatants, 1 submarine, 240 supersonic combat aircraft, 200 helicopters, 770 surface-to-air missiles, and 70 anti-ship missiles.