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English definition of “share”

share

noun [C] (PART OF A BUSINESS)    /ʃeər/ US  /ʃer/
C2 one of the equal parts that the ownership of a company is divided into, and that can be bought by members of the public: The value of my shares has risen/fallen by eight percent. We've got some shares in Apple. He invests in stocks and shares. share pricesFinancial investments and the stock market
(Definition of share noun (PART OF A BUSINESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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