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     ( holding companies    plural  ) A holding company is a company that has enough shares in one or more other companies to be able to control the other companies.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  
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holding     ( holdings    plural  )
1       n-count   If you have a holding in a company, you own shares in it.     (BUSINESS)   with supp   (=investment)  
That would increase Olympia & York's holding to 35%...     
2       adj   A holding operation or action is a temporary one that is intended to keep a situation under control and to prevent it from becoming worse.  
ADJ n  
A garden is, at best, a holding operation against nature.     


holding company        ( holding companies    plural  ) A holding company is a company that has enough shares in one or more other companies to be able to control the other companies.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  

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[Hist.]
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