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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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"Failure of a spinal block is a very rare, but recognised risk.
The relation between the independent parameters and the onset and recovery of the spinal block was statistically determined.
Trautman and coworkers30 injected 10 ml of epidural normal saline after two-segment regression of spinal block and noted a paradoxical decrease in the duration of spinal anaesthesia.
A total (complete) spinal can be diagnosed if the patient loses consciousness not because of hypotension and hypoperfusion of the vital centres, but when the spread of local anaesthetic is so high that the spinal block reaches the cervical spine, vital centres in the brainstem and cranial nerves.
Failed intubation occurred with 1 of every 533 general anesthetics, and high spinal block in 1 of every 4,300 regional anesthetics.
Yesterday's hearing was told Dr Adwedaa of Wellington Drive, Wynyard, Billingham, Teesside, gave a patient, who was in labour with her second child, an epidural which was given incorrectly and caused the condition "spinal block".
And between us, we had plenty of drama: four inductions, two emergency Caesarean sections, five epidurals, one spinal block, one Ventouse delivery, one forceps delivery, one five-day labour, countless stitches and six healthy little bundles.
In the operating theatre, a spinal block was administered by a wise man and a curtain was erected halfway down my body.
While in theatre, she was given a spinal block for the pain but recalled falling asleep.
''The second spinal block sometimes slips out of place.
Surgeons gave her a spinal block anaesthetic injection before an emergency Caesarean operation