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arbitrage

[ahr-bi-trahzh for 1, 3; ahr-bi-trij for 2] /ˈɑr bɪˌtrɑʒ for 1, 3; ˈɑr bɪ trɪdʒ for 2/
noun
1.
Finance. the simultaneous purchase and sale of the same securities, commodities, or foreign exchange in different markets to profit from unequal prices.
2.
Archaic. arbitration.
verb (used without object), arbitraged, arbitraging.
3.
Finance. to engage in arbitrage.
Origin of arbitrage
1470-1480
1470-80; < Middle French, equivalent to arbitr(er) to arbitrate, regulate (< Latin arbitrārī; see arbitrate) + -age -age
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arbitrage

/ˈɑːbɪˌtrɑːʒ; ˈɑːbɪtrɪdʒ/
noun
1.
(finance)
  1. the purchase of currencies, securities, or commodities in one market for immediate resale in others in order to profit from unequal prices
  2. (as modifier): arbitrage operations
Derived Forms
arbitrageur (ˌɑːbɪtræˈʒɜː) noun
Word Origin
C15: from French, from arbitrer to arbitrate
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Word Origin and History for arbitrage
n.

"exercise of the function of an arbitrator," late 15c., from Old French arbitrage "arbitration, judgment," from arbitrer "to arbitrate, judge," from Late Latin arbitrari, from Latin arbiter (see arbiter).

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