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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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Sellers drove BP shares down nearly one per cent in morning trading: partly because the figures were not the out and out bonanza that had been expected; partly on fears that an announced increase in capital expenditure would result in a reduction of the group's stock buyback plans and lower dividends.
The decrease was attributable to the use of approximately $1,769,000 in cash to repurchase 308,900 shares of the Company's common stock during the quarter pursuant to our two previously announced stock buyback plans.
Merge Healthcare (Nasdaq: MRGE; TSX: MRG), today announced that its Board of Directors has adopted Shareholder Rights and Stock Buyback plans.