Seeking to obtain the best bid or offer available by calling a number of dealers and/or brokers. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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shopping shop‧ping [ˈʆɒpɪŋ ǁ ˈʆɑː-] noun [uncountable] COMMERCE
the activity of going to shops to buy things:

• Shopping is now a major leisure industry.

• We always do the shopping (= buy food and other things needed regularly ) on Fridays.

ˌhome ˈshopping COMMERCE
when you buy things by ordering them from home using a computer or telephone:

• Many people now see the Internet as an excellent way to do home shopping.

ˈwindow ˌshopping
when you go to look at things in shops, often without intending to buy anything

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shopping UK US /ˈʃɒpɪŋ/ noun [U] COMMERCE
the activity of buying goods, especially from a store: »

When Americans go shopping, they're looking for bargains.


These days many women are doing the shopping in their lunch hour.


There are 37 shopping days left to Christmas.


The goal is to improve the shopping experience for the customer.


This software will suggest products based on customers' shopping habits.


the Christmas/holiday/weekly shopping


online/internet shopping


a shopping spree/trip

goods that you have bought, especially from stores: »

I decided to see if I could cut the cost of my shopping.


We put the shopping away.

See also COMPARISON SHOPPING(Cf. ↑comparison shopping), HOME SHOPPING(Cf. ↑home shopping), MYSTERY SHOPPING(Cf. ↑mystery shopping), TELESHOPPING(Cf. ↑teleshopping)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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