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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.
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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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It warned that adult social care providers were handing back contracts due to unpaid fees and higher staffing costs with the national living wage.
One of the protestors, Mohammad Daud, said about 70 firms had signed some years back contracts with the ministry for logistic supplies to provincial police headquarters.
Copper is heading for quarterly and monthly declines, and some traders who bet on lower prices may buy back contracts in short-covering.
British manufacturers are starting to take back contracts placed with companies in low-cost countries in the Far East, preferring instead to do the work on home shores, research has found.
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