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Block

Large quantity of stock or large dollar amount of bonds held or traded. As a rule of thumb, 10,000 shares or more of stock and $200,000 or more worth of bonds would be described as a block.
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Block

An exceptionally large amount or value of securities. While there is no specific definition of how many shares constitute a block, most people using the term refer to holding or trading more than 10,000 shares and/or shares worth more than $200,000. Almost invariably, trades of this magnitude involve institutional investors. See also: Block trade, Secondary issue.
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block

A large amount of a security, usually 10,000 shares or more.
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block

An area bounded by perimeter streets.Many subdivision descriptions employ a subdivision name,and then a block number and a lot number to identify particular properties.The numbers are assigned when the subdivision developer files its plat plan with local authorities.

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Recently, with the increasingly fierce market competition, improving the machining technology of large-scale engine block has become the urgent task for the further development.
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We're able to manufacture and ship engine blocks on a just-in-time basis, and adjust our output to their requirements."
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About 16 million [pounds sterling] will be spent on a new casting facility to produce diesel engine blocks. The facility will use a patented manufacturing technology, called Advanced Semi-Solid Casting Technology, which up until now has only been used at Honda in Japan.
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