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short positionnoun [C]

uk   us   also bear position FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
a situation in which someone sells shares that they have borrowed hoping that their price will fall before they buy them back and return them to their owner, making a profit: The market was stronger as dealers were closing short positions.
(Definition of short position from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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