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DEFINITION of 'Disposition'

Getting rid of an asset or security through a direct sale or some other method.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Disposition'

Quite often you will see insider trades report a "disposition" of a certain number of shares, this just means that they sold them.

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