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Order

Instruction to a broker/dealer to buy, sell, deliver, or receive securities or commodities that commits the issuer of the "order" to the terms specified. See: indication, inquiry, bid wanted, offer wanted.

Order

An instruction, especially to a broker, to buy, sell, or conduct some other transaction involving a security or commodity. For example, if a client wishes to buy 100 shares in AT&T, he/she makes an order to a broker to that effect. Orders may take a number of forms. A market order is an order to conduct a transaction at the current market price. A limit order is an order to conduct a transaction at a stated price or better. A stop order is an order to conduct a transaction at the best available price after a certain stated price is reached. Finally, a stop-limit order is a stop order that becomes a limit order when the stated price (known as the stop price) is reached.

order

A customer's instructions to buy or sell securities.
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The phase difference [[delta].sub.p], confined as it is to the factor [z'.sub.p], which, like [z.sub.p], is of order unity, cannot alter the order of magnitude estimates for [a.sub.p], [~.a.sub.p], and [b.sub.p] of the previous paragraph.
The case-control studies of childhood cancer and fetal X-ray exposure are important because they demonstrate an excess risk associated with doses near 10 mSv, doses an order of magnitude below those received in other epidemiologic studies showing an excess risk of cancer following irradiation (UNSCEAR 2000).
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Without that isotope, virtually all existing PET scanners will be an order of magnitude more difficult to use," Welch contends.
The application note points out that the uncertainty in the calibration of power meters can be reduced by one order of magnitude when the technique is used to correct for source and power meter mismatches.
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The dating of important minerals and geologic materials depends upon accurate determinations of potassium (K) and argon (Ar) isotopic ratios, but significant interlaboratory disagreements (1 % to 2 %) exceed intra-laboratory uncertainties by an order of magnitude, hampering comparability of results.
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