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stance

noun [C]
 
 
/stæns/
a particular way of thinking about something, especially when those opinions are expressed publicly or officially: an ethical/fiscal/moral stance a stance against/on/towards sth The government took a tough stance against terrorism. adopt/take a stance change/alter/maintain a stance an aggressive/defensive/tough stance an official/political/public stance
FINANCE the way in which investors behave that shows whether or not they are confident about the profit they can make: Fund managers can take a defensive stance in times of market uncertainty. a bearish/bullish stance
(Definition of stance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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