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English definition of “special situation”

special situation

noun [C]     FINANCE
used to refer to a company involved in a takeover or that is in financial difficulty, especially in relation to investors who hope to profit from this: Lifted by some special situations, the Nikkei 225 Average inched up 36.77 points to 8484.93.
(Definition of special situation noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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