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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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Batelco began buying back its 2020 notes, through which it originally raised $650m, in November.
The operation was meant to run until 7 December but was extended until 11 December as Greece missed the full target of buying back 30 billion worth of government bonds held by private creditors.
By buying back its shares, the company will allow some desperate shareholders to exit and enhance the value of the remaining shareholders.
Linc Energy will proceed with buying back securities subject to the prevailing share price satisfying the conditions outlined above.
Already less than four days in, she says the amount of people buying back their iPad has gotten off to a roaring start, better than any other product ever.
Indonesia-based PT Berau Coal (Berau Coal) is buying back its five-year global bonds worth USD325m over the next four weeks, according to certain sources.