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"oversubscribed" in British English

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oversubscribedadjective

uk   /ˌəʊ.və.səbˈskraɪbd/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/
If something is oversubscribed, ​people still ​want to ​buy things, ​especially shares or ​tickets, ​although all of them are already ​sold: The $400 million ​oilcompanyshareissue was three ​times oversubscribed.
(Definition of oversubscribed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"oversubscribed" in Business English

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oversubscribedadjective

uk   us   /ˌəʊvəsəbˈskraɪbd/
STOCK MARKET if a shareissue (= occasion on which new ​shares are ​sold) is oversubscribed, ​people want to ​buy more ​shares than are ​available: 5/10/50, etc. times oversubscribed The ​initialpublicoffering of the ​internetserviceprovider has been more than 20 ​times oversubscribed. The ​company was ​valued at €20.8 ​billion in a heavily oversubscribedflotation.
a ​situation in which ​people want to ​buy or have many more things, such as ​tickets, than are ​available: The school has an excellent ​reputation and is heavily oversubscribed.
oversubscription
noun [C or U]
The ​level of oversubscription is greater than we might have expected.
(Definition of oversubscribed from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “oversubscribed”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指对股票或票)超额认购的,订购过多的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指對股票或票)超額認購的,訂購過多的…
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