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American optionnoun [C]

uk   us   (also American-style option)
FINANCE an option (= ​right to ​buy in the future at a particular ​price) to ​buy particular ​shares at any ​time before their end ​date: Adjustments to ​optionprices as a ​result of early ​exercise of American ​options are ​worked into the ​calculations at the ​requiredpoint in ​time. an American-style ​option on the Major Market Index (MMI) of US blue ​chipstocks
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