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Short  

Definition 1.

One who has sold a contract to establish a market position and who has not yet closed out this position through an offsetting purchase; the opposite of a long position. Related: Long.
 

Definition 2.

Definition 1
 

Definition 3.

See Selling Short
 

Definition 4.

The general term used to describe the selling of a borrowed security, commodity, or currency, with the expectation that the asset will fall in price.
 
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