[ UK /hˈɛd‍ʒɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈhɛdʒɪŋ/ ]
  1. an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement
    when you say `maybe' you are just hedging
  2. any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
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How To Use hedging In A Sentence

  • A hedger locks in a price for a cash commodity by cross-hedging that commodity with a related commodity traded at one of the commodity exchanges.
  • Some companies may also have less advantageous hedging positions than rivals, which will influence their willingness to cut. Times, Sunday Times
  • Banks may still be selling unsuitable hedging products to small companies, the City regulator has warned. Times, Sunday Times
  • However, that has not stopped the cable companies from hedging their bets by getting into the satellite business, too.
  • Smaller gardens may benefit from the use of slow-growing box hedging which was used in formal gardens of old to create geometric patterns, called parterres.
  • “We take the position that it will be difficult to make the system work,” BBN wrote hedgingly in its proposal. Where Wizards Stay Up Late
  • - ReutersOf course, note the use of the phrase imminently - still sounds like hedging to me. 09/22/2004
  • The long back garden is bounded by walls, mature trees and hedging.
  • This is a white form of our old enemy the rosebay willowherb, but once you have seen it growing in a border backed by dark hedging you will forget all about its evil relatives.
  • A commercial garden centre was the next target, with hedging shrubs disappearing overnight. Times, Sunday Times
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