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short interest  

Definition 1.

The total number of shares of a security that have been sold short and not yet repurchased. Some investors consider rising short interest a near term bullish indicator, since those shares represent imminent buy orders.
 

Definition 2.

The total number of shares of a security that have been sold short by customers and securities firms that have not been repurchased to settle short positions in the market. (See short sale)
 

Definition 3.

The total number of shares of a security that have been sold short by customers and securities firms.
 
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