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short position

noun [C]
 
 
( also bear position) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
a situation in which someone sells shares that they have borrowed hoping that their price will fall before they buy them back and return them to their owner, making a profit: The market was stronger as dealers were closing short positions.
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