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purchase

1. something that is purchased, esp an article bought with money
2. the act of buying
3. acquisition of an estate by any lawful means other than inheritance
4. a rough measure of the mechanical advantage achieved by a lever
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Of those that reported little or no process change, only 11 percent saw "significant improvement" in the cost of goods purchased.
Auditors also found that in some cases the property purchased with the cards was not properly listed in record books and in four cases, including the purchase of computers valued at $11,258, there were no records at all.
In 1976, Congress passed the Carter-supported Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which required that all paper purchased by federal agencies contain at least 30 percent post-consumer content.
Thus, a traditional purchased call (put) option contract may not be designated as a normal purchase (sale).
Disqualified stock includes any stock purchased during the five years preceding the spin-off (the five-year period).
Upon questioning, the 12-year-old revealed that 3 days previously he had purchased the firearm on the street for $300.
For example, MRO invoices at an ITT division account for 59% of its manufacturing units' invoice volume but less than 5% of the total dollars spent on purchased goods; and 81% of its MRO invoices are less than $1,000, accounting for only 3.
Collectively, purchases of less than $100 may account for less than 5 percent of the total dollar-volume of company purchases, yet the fixed internal processing costs of these transactions can be $120-150 each, regardless of the value of the item purchased.
However, the data suggest that the mortgages purchased by other secondary market institutions in 1992 generally included higher proportions of conventional home loans extended to lower-income families and to families living in central cities relative to the purchases by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The number of shares that will be purchased pursuant to this odd lot priority is 14,781.
In Hawk's case, each shareholder would own three policies, resulting in a total of 12 policies being purchased for the arrangement.
Bankruptcy auctions often include the sale of patent or trademark rights, which can impart significant potential value and often can be purchased for a fraction of their fair value.

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