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issue

noun
 
 
/ˈɪʃuː/
[C or U] (also issuance) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the offer for sale by a company or organization of financial products such as shares or bonds: bond/stock/share issuethe issue of sth Shareholders approved the issue of 12 million shares of preferred stock.in issue Total shares in issue are in excess of the those stated in the report.at/on issue While the shares dipped below the price at issue, some buying support lifted the stock back into positive territory.
[C] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET all of a particular type of shares, bonds, etc. that are offered for sale together: Since it is the largest issue and the market is witnessing poor performance, investors might not get value. We launched an exchange offer to buy back existing bonds in return for a new issue.
[C] a group or series, or one of a group or series, of things that are made available, published, or printed at the same time: an issue of a journal/magazine/newspaper The latest issue of the journal features interviews with twelve great business leaders. today's/this month's/Saturday's/etc. issue Issue number one of the comic book sold for $1.2 million at auction.
[C or U] MONEY the act of making available coins, currency, or stamps by a government, or the items themselves: Issue of a new ten rupee coin replaced a note of a similar denomination already in circulation. We expect the release of two commemorative coin issues by the United States Mint.
[C] a subject or problem that people think or talk about, or need to deal with: address/tackle/resolve an issue The service offers confidential help to filers who cannot resolve an issue through normal channels. consider/discuss an issue a central/core/key issue a major/minor issuea critical/serious issue Health care could become a critical issue in political debate. a complex/controversial/sensitive issue
[C] LAW a question that people still disagree about after all sides have argued for their clients in court: Pleadings, depositions, and admissions on file show that there is no genuine issue.
be at issue formal to be the most important part of what is being discussed: The point at issue is what is best for the firm.
take issue with sth formal to disagree strongly with someone: take issue with sb over sth I took issue with him over his interpretation of the instructions.
→ See also authorized issue, bank of issue, bonus issue, capitalization issue, cash issue, corporate issuer, euro-equity issue, free issue, outstanding issue, scrip issue
(Definition of issue noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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