Certificate Of Occupancy (CO)

Business / Real Estate / Certificate Of Occupancy (CO): A certificate issued by a governmental authority indicating that a building is ready and fit for occupancy and that there are no building code violations. Some condominium developers insert language into the sales contract to the effect that upon notification that the units are ready for occupancy, the buyer must accept the unit despite any construction defects that may exist, although acceptance will not bar the buyer from obtaining redress for such defects. Once the building has been certified for occupancy the developer can then close the individual sales, transfer title to the buyers and, most important, begin to pay off the construction loan and eliminate the interest payments.

Physician Profiling

Health / Health Insurance / Physician Profiling: In the context of a pharmacy benefit plan, the process of compiling data on physician prescribing patterns and comparing physicians' actual prescribing patterns to expected patterns within select drug MORE

Photoflood

Entertainment / Photography / Photoflood: Artificial light source using a tungsten filament lamp and a dish reflector. MORE

Philadelphia Board Of Trade (PBOT)

Business / Finance / Philadelphia Board Of Trade (PBOT): A subsidiary of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange that trades currency futures. MORE

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