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hedge

 (hĕj)
n.
1. A row of closely planted shrubs or low-growing trees forming a fence or boundary.
2. A line of people or objects forming a barrier: a hedge of spectators along the sidewalk.
3.
a. A means of protection or defense, especially against financial loss: a hedge against inflation.
b. A securities transaction that reduces the risk on an existing investment position.
4. An intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement.
5. A word or phrase, such as possibly or I think, that mitigates or weakens the certainty of a statement.
v. hedged, hedg·ing, hedg·es
v.tr.
1. To enclose or bound with or as if with hedges.
2. To hem in, hinder, or restrict with or as if with a hedge.
3. To minimize or protect against the loss of by counterbalancing one transaction, such as a bet, against another.
v.intr.
1. To plant or cultivate hedges.
2. To take compensatory measures so as to counterbalance possible loss.
3. To avoid making a clear, direct response or statement.

[Middle English, from Old English hecg.]

hedg′er n.
hedg′y adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hedging - any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
security, protection - defense against financial failure; financial independence; "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
2.hedging - an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging"
equivocation, evasion - a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
Translations

hedging

[ˈhedʒɪŋ]
A. N
1. (Bot) → seto m vivo
2. (fig) (= evasions) → evasivas fpl
3. (Fin) → cobertura f
B. CPD hedging plant Nplanta f para seto vivo
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