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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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British English grammar, spelling and punctuation conventions were assumed as the standard, given the location of the university; however, a prescriptivist approach was not considered and variation resulting from different national language varieties (c.
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As Crystal demonstrates, over the centuries, among scholars, linguists, teachers, copy readers, there's an ideo-political divide on the subject of punctuation itself among hawks, doves, conservatives, liberals--or as Crystal would prefer, pragmatists.
Kiln attributes the perceived context of certain kinds of punctuation through text as opposed to handwriting or face-to-face speech as a natural progression of the medium.
In the dramatic monologues, which inhabit the experience of endurance from within the vantage point of a character, punctuation is deployed to invite the reader to share in a crucial part of the experience.
The Street Naming and Numbering Policy presented to the county council's cabinet yesterday proposed banning punctuation so that names like "St Andrew's Drive" would become "St Andrews Drive".
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Shady characters; the secret life of punctuation, symbols & other typographical marks.
SHADY CHARACTERS: THE SECRET LIFE OF PUNCTUATION, SYMBOLS AND OTHER TYPOGRAPHICAL MARKS provides a fine history of punctuation marks, creating a reference that will appeal not just to literary collections, but those involved in typographic history and social history alike.