ADR Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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[C] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET abbreviation for American Depositary Receipt: a ​document used in US ​financialmarkets for ​buyingshares in ​foreigncompanies. ADRs have ​prices in US ​dollars, ​pay dividends in US ​dollars, and are ​bought and ​sold in the same way as ​shares in US ​companies: The ADR ​program will ​broaden the existing ​market for the firm's ​stock, which in ​turn could ​drive up the ​price.
[U] US MANAGEMENT, HR abbreviation for alternative ​disputeresolution: a set of ​actions that are used by ​organizations to ​try to solve disagreements without using a ​court of ​law, for ​example arbitration and conciliation: In-house ADR ​programs can ​helpemployersavoid unnecessary ​lawsuits.
(Definition of ADR from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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