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Short selling  

Definition 1.

Establishing a market position by selling a security one does not own in anticipation of the price of that security falling.
 

Definition 2.

The selling of a security that the seller does not own, or any sale that is completed by the delivery of a security borrowed by the seller. Short sellers assume that they will be able to buy the stock at a lower amount than the price at which they sold short.
 
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