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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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StopGap was first established in 1997 as the Hexham Cold Weather Scheme, using church premises to house homeless individuals.
The stopgap measure will aim at reopening the Department of Homeland Security at the current funding levels till February 8 - without increasing the border security money.
The stopgap spending bill keeps the government open until Jan.
The stopgap budget is equivalent to some 4 percent of the full-scale budget.
TOKYO - The House of Representatives endorsed a stopgap bill on Monday to extend until the end of May various special tax measures which would have expired the same day, in a bid to avoid confusion in wide areas such as used car and land sales and financial transactions in the Tokyo offshore market.
While this is a reasonable stopgap measure, by ensuring that no harm is done to others, it does not inspire to act in a positive or good way.
The trouble is, how do you know if he's serious about your future together, or if you're just a stopgap till something better happens along.
The agreement commits North Korea to freezing and eventually dismantling its weapons-grade nuclear facilities in exchange for the two reactors for power generation and a stopgap supply of fuel oil until one of the reactors begins operation.
If you go this route, however, the clock will still be ticking: If you can't replace your systems and provide the necessary support and training in time, you may need stopgap measures, such as a phased-in replacement of systems or temporary outsourcing of certain functions.
The movement toward recycling, though well and good, seems only a stopgap measure.
Harrison agrees that such filters might provide a cost-effective stopgap for reducing radiation in homes with relatively low radon levels.