Aside

Entertainment / Literature / Aside: In drama, a few words or a short passage spoken by one character to the audience while the other actors on stage pretend their characters cannot hear the speaker's words. It is a theatrical convention that the aside is not audible to other characters on stage. Contrast with soliloquy. The aside is usually indicated by stage directions.

Set-Aside Program

Business / Agriculture / Set-Aside Program: A program (not used since the late 1970s) under which farmers are required to set aside a certain percentage of their total planted acreage and devote this land to approved conservation uses (such as MORE

Step Aside

Business / Finance / Step Aside: A change in the yield curve where the spread between the yield on a long-term and short-term Treasury has increased. Compare flattening of the yield curve and butterfly shift. MORE

Set-Aside

Business / Finance / Set-Aside: A percentage of a municipal or corporate bond underwriting that is allocated for handling by a minority-owned broker/dealer firm. MORE

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