Options

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Options a mode of speculating, chiefly in stocks and shares, which is intended to limit the speculator's risk. It consists in paying a sum down for the right to put (make delivery) or call (call for delivery) a given amount of stock at a fixed future date, the price also being fixed at the time the contract is entered into
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Quotations

  • M Kathleen Casey
    M Kathleen Casey
    “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.”
  • Karen Kaiser Clark
    Karen Kaiser Clark
    “Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.”
  • Sir John Harvey
    Sir John Harvey
    “It horrifies me that ethics is only an optional extra at Harvard Business School.”
  • Apollo 13 Movie
    Apollo 13 Movie
    “Failure is not an option.”
  • Clark Moustakas
    Clark Moustakas
    “When a person acts without knowledge of what he thinks, feels, needs or wants, he does not yet have the option of choosing to act differently.”
  • Robert J. Mckain
    Robert J. Mckain
    “Strategic planning will help you fully uncover your available options, set priorities for them, and define the methods to achieve them.”

Idioms

Keep your options open - If someone's keeping their options open, they aren't going to restrict themselves or rule out any possible course of action.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. optio, optionisoptāre, to choose.

Usage

In literature:

The scheme was that which came to be known as county option with a time limit.
"Ulster's Stand For Union" by Ronald McNeill
We are faced with a "forced option," and must choose one or the other.
"Rudolph Eucken" by Abel J. Jones
But the exclusion was to be optional by areas and limited in time.
"John Redmond's Last Years" by Stephen Gwynn
Though "troubled at this," Stoupe had no option but to show Thurloe the letter.
"The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660" by David Masson
He might therefore challenge for his conclusions something more than an optional belief.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)" by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
I ain't got any option to shoot all the red-haided men I meet.
"Mavericks" by William MacLeod Raine
Then was no option for the bold warriors, the sentence longer to delay.
"The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson" by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
It was optional with you before; it's a sheer necessity now.
"The Taming of Red Butte Western" by Francis Lynde
Carl could have his trip to Europe and get an option, perhaps, on a tent in Persia.
"An American Idyll" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
Loans to the Public Works Commissioners to be optional.
"The Framework of Home Rule" by Erskine Childers
The extension of reform in dress from camp to court and from court to people (to them as a matter of option) would remove a danger.
"The Awakening of China" by W.A.P. Martin
Equivalent Substitutes at the Master's option.
"Windjammers and Sea Tramps" by Walter Runciman
He had no option but to order a retreat.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of 12)"
Three years and the option to stay on.
"Animal Ghosts" by Elliott O'Donnell
Then after the declaration, either adversary may double, the leader having first option.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
The curriculums of the Western high schools have also a wide optional margin.
"The Education of American Girls" by Anna Callender Brackett
It was not such a difficult matter as Helen had thought to get from the investors a thirty days' option upon their stock.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
Late plants may be topped with the rest or not, at the option of the grower.
"Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce" by E. R. Billings
But, in times like these, one has but little option left him.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
In case of failure to agree, it shall be settled by lot or toss which side shall have the option of leading.
"The Sportswoman's Library, Vol. 1 of 2" by Various
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In poetry:

"Her spouse was her lackey—no option
'Twixt wedlock and worse things;
A lapse over-sad for a lady
Of her pedigree!"
"My Cicely" by Thomas Hardy
Cou'd I my option have —— my soul
Wou'd chuse in Hell's fierce flames to roll,
Before it to God's bar wou'd mount,
For its misdeeds, there to account!
"The Unhappy State Of The Ungodly, After Death" by Rees Prichard
Who digs the mine or quarry, digs with glee;
No slave!—His option and his gain are free:
Him the same laws the same protection yield,
Who plows the furrow, as who owns the field.
"Of Public Spirit In Regard To Public Works: An Epistle, To His Royal Highness Frederick Prince of Wa" by Richard Savage
I do not know, nor do I give a whoop,
But this I know: if she is so inclined
She can come play with me on our back stoop,
Even in office hours, I do not mind -
In fact I know I'm nice and good and ready
To get an option on her as my steady.
"The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

But Dr Gan cautions that while acupuncture provides a great new option for patients, it should only be used as a complement to anesthesia .
Learn more about subscription options.
This option just reports semi- anonymous information such as "media director at XYZ Corp.".
Use this option if you don't want to reveal anything about yourself.
Red Wings 'Ask Ansar ' questions: Trade only viable option for much-needed top-pair defenseman.
Turner appreciative for fourth-year option.
Sliced almonds and slivered apricots , for garnish, optional.
Who would Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan (Wis.) have dinner with, given the option of anyone, dead or alive.
Eliminating the armadillo 's food source is an option.
What options remain for Suu Kyi.
I got your options right here, buddy-boy.
PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks have declined a $1.25 million option for next season on catcher Henry Blanco and a $4 million option on right-handed reliever Matt Lindstrom.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have declined a $1.25 million option for next season on catcher Henry Blanco and a $4 million option on right-handed reliever Matt Lindstrom.
Take from the Z06 one engine, driveline, rear axle, optional Magnetic Ride Control, optional carbon fiber hood and fenders, mix with ZR-1's rear spoiler and lightweight wheels wrapped in Michelin PS2 rubber.
Event Options (www.event-options.com) is a new tool for planning your events.
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In science:

In other words, II has to enumerate a real y ∈ ω ω and she has the option of changing the n-th digit of y at any time, but for each n she can take this option only finitely many times.
Game representations of classes of piecewise definable functions
In option pricing, the value of an option depends among others on the volatility of the underlying asset.
When games meet reality: is Zynga overvalued?
We also have the following inequalities for left-lengths of right options and right-lengths of left options, when a is a non-integer dyadic rational.
Dead Ends in Misere Play: The Misere Monoid of Canonical Numbers
There is one optional addition below it (this addition is, in fact, compulsory in the first step, but optional thereafter).
Generating and enumerating 321-avoiding and skew-merged simple permutations
In particular, it implements an option, the ”conservative” option, that should let the coupler preserve integrals of a quantity to be mapped between the two grids.
Conservative Regridding When Grid Cell Edges Are Unknown -- Case of SCRIP
The procedure is straightforward: both codes have a preferred calculational setup and options to be varied, options having to do with the remaining theoretical uncertainties and the corresponding implementation of higher order terms.
The Twofold Way, a Short Disquisition of LEP Physics
They have been kept as compilation option because it was hard to make them runtime options, and not necessarily useful.
Twelve Ways to Build CMS Crossings from ROOT Files
The e−e− option is the extra option which for TESLA would be most easily to realize.
Physics at a gamma gamma, e gamma and e-e- Option for a Linear Collider
One can see from the qualitative comparison that both the second and third option provide better shielding and give rise to a lower dose level at parking lot when compared to the first option.
Radiation shielding calculations for MuCool Test Area at Fermilab
It has an optional facility (rarely required) to smooth the data before doing the interpolations, and an optional feature to produce output tables in OPAL format.
OP data on CD for mean opacities and radiative accelerations
Some features of Tk operate in this way; notably the -variable option to entry, the -textvariable option to label, button et al, and the -listvariable option to listbox.
Software Architecture Overview
This happens for European Call Options close to expiry and at-the-money (see appendix, σd is then proportional to the “Greek ” ∆, and inversely proportional to the option price C).
Optimal hedging of Derivatives with transaction costs
Which factors (if any) are currently preventing you from using advanced image displays in your research? Five options were presented to participants, with an option to suggest a limiting factor of their own.
Future Directions in Astronomy Visualisation
Each option offers synergetic possibilities, e.g. some of the detectors can be used for proton decay searches, while the Neutrino Factory is a first step towards muon colliders. A summary of the perceived virtues and shortcomings of the various options, and a number of open questions are presented.
Future neutrino oscillation facilities
This is due to the presence of the universal quantifier: in searching for some option in (a), we can essentially treat each generator as an independent entity; but to iterate over al l options in (b), we must consider the totality of generators involved in X .
Misere quotients for impartial games: Supplementary material
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