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English definition of “stock option”
noun [C] STOCK MARKET, FINANCE
› [usually plural] (also share option) a contract for the right to buy and sell shares at a later date or within a certain period at a particular price: It's like persuading people to buy stock options back immediately after the 1987 stock market crash. He netted over $217 million from the sale of stock options between 1998 and 2001. → Compare call option, put option
› the right of an executive or other employee to buy shares in their company at a lower price than usual: The increased use of stock options makes it harder to gauge exactly what people are earning. The corporation proposes to implement an employee stock option plan for key employees.