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English definition of “holding”

holding

noun [C]     /ˈhəʊl.dɪŋ/ US  /ˈhoʊl-/
something that you own such as shares in a company or buildings, or land that you rent and farm: To ensure security the investment fund has holdings in many companies.Mortgages and real estateRenting, hiring and hire purchase in general Renting propertyFinancial investments and the stock market
(Definition of holding noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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