futures

Definitions

Accounting

  • plural noun shares, currency or commodities that are bought or sold for now for delivery at a later date

Agriculture

  • plural noun stocks of produce which are bought or sold for shipping at some later date, and which may not even have been produced when they are on the market.

Economics

  • plural noun trading in shares, currency or commodities for delivery at a later date. They refer to fixed amounts, and are always available for sale at various dates.

Travel

  • plural noun the activity of trading in shares or commodities for delivery at a later date
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