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Definition 1: the act of choosing or selecting - [noun denoting act]

Samples where option or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • your choice of colors was unfortunate
  • you can take your pick

Synonyms for option in the sense of this definition

(option is a kind of ...) something done (usually as opposed to something said)

"there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

(... is a kind of option ) the choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie

(... is a kind of option ) choice and use of colors (as by an artist)

(... is a kind of option ) (statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study

(... is a kind of option ) the act of making up your mind about something

"the burden of decision was his" "he drew his conclusions quickly"

(... is a kind of option ) the act of making a choice

"followed my father of my own volition"

(... is a kind of option ) the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice

"her election of medicine as a profession"

(... is a kind of option ) a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative

"there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion" "they allowed just one vote per person"

Definition 2: one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where option or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • what option did I have?
  • there is no other alternative
  • my only choice is to refuse

Synonyms for option in the sense of this definition

(option is a kind of ...) the cognitive process of reaching a decision

"a good executive must be good at decision making"

(... is a kind of option ) the more conspicuous of two alternatives or cases or sides

"the obverse of this issue"

(... is a kind of option ) the right or chance to choose

"given my druthers, I'd eat cake"

(... is a kind of option ) an option that is selected automatically unless an alternative is specified

(... is a kind of option ) a possible alternative

"bankruptcy is always a possibility"

(... is a kind of option ) an alternative that is not available

(... is a kind of option ) the choice of taking what is offered or nothing at all

(... is a kind of option ) an easier alternative

"the instructor took the soft option and gave the boy a passing grade"

Definition 3: the right to buy or sell property at an agreed price; the right is purchased and if it is not exercised by a stated date the money is forfeited - [noun denoting possession]

(option is a kind of ...) a financial instrument whose value is based on another security

(... is a kind of option ) a put or call option for which the seller or buyer has no underlying security position

(... is a kind of option ) a put or call option backed by the shares underlying the option

(... is a kind of option ) the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date

(... is a kind of option ) the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date

(... is a kind of option ) the option to buy or sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date; consists of an equal number of put and call options

(... is a kind of option ) an option granted to corporate executives if the company achieves certain financial goals

(... is a kind of option ) the right to buy or sell a stock at a specified price within a stated period

(... is a kind of option ) an option to buy the crown jewels offered to a white knight in order to forestall a hostile takeover

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