Definition of odd lot in English:

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odd lot

Pronunciation: /ˌäd ˈlät/


1An incomplete set or random mixture of things.
Example sentences
  • Some local retailers are sticking to price levels around 150-160p/kilo and I still have the odd lot sold at 185p/kilo but I am sure this is pretty unique.
  • Let's face it the mentally ill, myself included, are an odd lot.
  • The people are an odd lot who should probably have spent more time in lessons instead of scoring behind the bike sheds.
1.1US Finance A transaction involving less than the usual round number of shares.
Example sentences
  • Individuals, who account for most purchases, buy stamps in odd lots.
  • The odd lot sales ratio measures the ratio of odd lot sales (which trade less than 100 shares of stock at a time) to odd lot purchases.

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