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short position

noun, Finance.

short interest

noun, Finance.
1.
the total amount by which a single seller or all sellers are short in a particular stock or commodity or in the market as a whole.
Also called short account, short position.
Origin of short interest
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism
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