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Offset  

Definition 1.

1. To liquidate a futures position by entering an equivalent, but opposite, transaction. 2. To offset an initial purchase, a sale is made; to offset an initial sale, a purchase is made.
 

Definition 2.

Elimination of a long or short position by making an opposite transaction. Related: Liquidation.
 

Definition 3.

Elimination or reduction of a current long or short position by making an opposite transaction of the same security. also called close out or even up.
 
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