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Noun: stock option  stók óp-shun
  1. The right to buy or sell a stock at a specified price within a stated period
  2. A benefit given by a company to an employee in the form of an option to buy stock in the company at a discount or at a fixed price
    "stock options are not much use as an incentive if the price at which they can be exercised is out of reach"

Derived forms: stock options

Type of: benefit, option

Encyclopedia: Stock option