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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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GENEVA: The World Health Organization declared the first flu pandemic of the 21st century on Thursday, urging countries to shore up defenses against the virus which is "not stoppable" but has proved mainly mild so far.
All these things are real and all these things are stoppable if the world really set out to stop them.
This passage describes Quentin's perception of telling time (so important in The Sound and the Fury for Quentin the time-teller, the watch-breaker, the desirer of stopped and stoppable time), a perception in which telling time, mnemonic time, and dream time are united.
As such, passage of CAFTA would give additional momentum to the FTAA forces and enhance their psychological campaign aimed at convincing us that resistance is futile, that the FTAA is part of the unstoppable wave of "globalization." But CAFTA is stoppable, as is the FTAA.
Still, Karas's self-portraits and Kozyra's Bathhouse signal a fundamental cultural change in sexuality that's taking place in Poland and is probably not stoppable, for all the sad reality of official resistance as depicted in Krzysztof Wodiczko's works.
Nuclear proliferation, when considered as the global emergency that it is, has never been, is not now and never will be stoppable by military force; on the contrary, force can only exacerbate the problem.
We somehow become stoppable. And when we get cut, it hurts.
If mere suspicion of possession of narcotics is enough to justify a frisk, then suspicion of any "stoppable" crime is.
New research now suggests that this unrelenting process may be stoppable.
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Bickering between old and new partners, the inability to raise the needed money from the private sector, the restrictions the NHL wanted to place on the sale, and the federal government's unwillingness to grant the hockey team charitable status doomed the stoppable deal.
These corporations were, in left-wing theology, stoppable only by revolution.