hedging

Definitions of hedging
  1. noun
    an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement
    synonyms: hedge
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    type of:
    equivocation, evasion
    a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
  2. noun
    any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
    synonyms: hedge
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    type of:
    protection, security
    defense against financial failure; financial independence
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