order book

order book
Compiled list of orders received that are away from the current best price in the market. Exchange Handbook Glossary
An automatic execution facility operated by the Exchange. Order books facilitate the trading of order book securities. London Stock Exchange Glossary

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order book ˈorder book noun [countable]
a book listing all the orders for goods or services a company has received; also used to talk about the orders themselves:

• The company said its order book now lists 742 planes.

• It's not the only business that can't keep its order books filled.

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order book UK US noun [C] COMMERCE, PRODUCTION
a list of orders for products or services that a business keeps, often used to measure how successful and profitable it is at a particular time: »

The group's order book has continued to expand as a result of buoyant trading in Asia.


The aerospace engineering company has a record order book of £16.7bn.


a solid/strong/growing order book


a $70,000/$350m/$2.3bn order book

an order book grows/stands at »

Their order book currently stands at £219 million, up 79% on the same period three years ago.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Order book — Order Or der, n. [OE. ordre, F. ordre, fr. L. ordo, ordinis. Cf. {Ordain}, {Ordinal}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system; as: (a) Of material things, like the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • order book — order books N COUNT When you talk about the state of a company s order book or order books, you are talking about how many orders for their goods the company has. [mainly BRIT] He has a full order book for his boat building yard on the Thames …   English dictionary

  • order book — order .book n [C usually plural] especially BrE a record of how many goods or services a company has been asked to provide, which shows how successful it is financially ▪ Our order books are full at the moment …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • order book — See SETS. Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. www.practicallaw.com. 2010 …   Law dictionary

  • order book — noun 1. a printed copy of the order of the day • Syn: ↑order paper • Hypernyms: ↑order of the day 2. a book in which customers orders are entered; usually makes multiple copies of the order • Hypernyms: ↑book, ↑volume …   Useful english dictionary

  • order book — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms order book : singular order book plural order books business the total work that a company has agreed to do in the future, which shows how safe its workers jobs are We only have another six months work on our… …   English dictionary

  • Order book — An order book is a businesses list of open, unshipped, customer orders, normally time phased and valued at actual individual order prices, that may include margin and profitability analysis. The term may also refer to the order book utilized in… …   Wikipedia

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  • order book — book where orders for products are recorded …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Order book (trading) — An order book is the list of orders (manually and now electronically) that a trading venue (in particular stock exchanges) uses to record the interest of buyers and sellers in a particular financial instrument. A trading engine uses the book to… …   Wikipedia

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