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1. An act of buying something that one previously sold or owned.
2. The repurchase of stock by the company that issued it, as to reduce holdings of a single investor or increase the value of shares by reducing their number.



1. the buying of something that one previously sold.
2. any arrangement to take back something as a condition of a sale.
3. a repurchase by a company of its own stock.
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Noun1.buyback - the act of purchasing back something previously sold
purchase - the acquisition of something for payment; "they closed the purchase with a handshake"
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KLA-Tencor Corporation (Nasdaq:KLAC) today announced that it has entered into an accelerated share repurchase agreement under which the Company will repurchase $750 million of its common stock.
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InterDigital Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: IDCC) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the expansion of its current share repurchase program from $200 million to $350 million.