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outstanding shares

noun [plural]
 
 
( also shares outstanding, outstanding stock [U])
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the total number of shares held by a company's shareholders at a particular time: The exchange offer for all outstanding shares has been extended and will now expire on March 10.
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