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Definition of

target

  • 1. General Management

    goal of effort an end toward which effort is directed and on which resources are focused, usually to achieve an organization's strategy. There is considerable discussion on whether target, objective, goal, and aim are the same. In general usage, the terms are often interchangeable, so it is important that, if an organization has a particular meaning for one of these terms, it must define it in its documentation.

  • 2. Mergers & Acquisitions

    firm subject to acquisition a company that is the object of a takeover bid.

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Definitions of ’target’ and meaning of ’target’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’target’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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