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outstanding sharesnoun [plural]

uk   us   (also shares outstanding, outstanding stock [U])
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the ​totalnumber of ​sharesheld by a company's ​shareholders at a particular ​time: The ​exchangeoffer for all ​outstandingshares has been ​extended and will now ​expire on March 10.
(Definition of outstanding shares from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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