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English definition of “IPO”

IPO

noun [C, usually singular] /ˌaɪpiːˈəʊ/ US   /-ˈoʊ/ FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
abbreviation for initial public offering: the first sale of a company's shares to the public: Is the plan to acquire further businesses and then go for an IPO? The company said the IPO price was likely to be announced next week. Mexican retailer files to list shares on IPO Market.
(Definition of IPO noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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