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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arbitrage  \Ar"bi*trage\,  n.  [F.,  fr  arbiter  to  give  judgment, 
  L.  arbitrari.] 
  1.  Judgment  by  an  arbiter;  authoritative  determination. 
  [Archaic] 
 
  2.  (Com)  A  traffic  in  bills  of  exchange  (see  Arbitration  of 
  Exchange);  also  a  traffic  in  stocks  which  bear  differing 
  values  at  the  same  time  in  different  markets. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  arbitrage 
  n  :  a  kind  of  hedged  investment  meant  to  capture  slight 
  differences  in  price;  when  there  is  a  difference  in  the 
  price  of  something  on  two  different  markets  the 
  arbitrageur  simultaneously  buys  at  the  lower  price  and 
  sells  at  the  higher  price 
  v  :  practice  arbitrage,  as  of  stocks 




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