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IPO

noun [C, usually singular]     /ˌaɪpiːˈəʊ/ US   /-ˈoʊ/ FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
abbreviation for initial public offering : the first sale of a company's shares to the public : Is the plan to acquire further businesses and then go for an IPO? The company said the IPO price was likely to be announced next week . Mexican retailer files to list shares on IPO Market .
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