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Definition of the adjective all-or-none

What does all-or-none mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. occurring completely or not occurring at all


"All-or-none" a.k.a. "All or None" is a composition, cataloged instance.


All-or-none a.k.a. All or none is a term used most notably in financial transactions in investment banking or securities transactions. In securities transactions, AON is an attribute attached to a buy or sell order to indicate that the transaction has to be executed in its entirety, i.e. the specified number of shares have to be filled and no partial execution is acceptable. AON does not automatically cancel an order if it cannot be filled as designated, but could be executed without the AON requirement.

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Google previewDictionary of Theories, Laws, and Concepts in Psychology (1998)

by Jon E. Roeckelein

coins the term essential identity law, which is related to the physiological all-or-none law and refers to the fact that nerve impulses are all the same in kind. For example, impulses traveling in optic nerve fibers differ qualitatively ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

all-or-none (all-or- none response; all-or-none principle). a term that indicates or refers to a characteristic of an irritable cell or tissue or other biological system whereby it either fails to ...

Google previewDictionary of Finance, Investment and Banking (2016)

by E. Banks

All-or-None Order 19 ALEATORY CONTRACT A CONTRACT that can result in an unequal exchange of value between the contracting parties. INSURANCE is an aleatory contract, as the PREMIUM paid by the INSURED is generally larger or ...

Google previewThe New York Times Dictionary of Money and Investing (2002)

The Essential A-to-Z Guide to the Language of the New Market by Gretchen Morgenson, Campbell R. Harvey, Ph.D.

all-or-none order (AON) reduce borrowing costs for certain sectors of the economy, such as agriculture. Securities issued by agencies such as the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), Federal Home Loan Mortgage ...

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

all-or-none. A property of an ACTION POTENTIAL describing the fact that once THRESHOLD has been reached the amplitude is not dependent on the size of the stimulus, but on the properties of the underlying ION CHANNEL. If threshold is ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biology (2003)

by S. Choudhary

Also called all-or-nothing principle, all- or-none law, all-or-none responsiveness, etc. allantoin : Any of many nitrogen- containing organic compounds which are found in some plants and in the urine of some mammals. Allantoin is used to treat ...

Google previewThe Dictionary for Human Factors/Ergonomics (1992)

by James H. Stramler, Jr.

acidosis all-or-none law a rule that once an action ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health (1999)

by Jeffrey Wayne Vincoli

all-or-none Denoting either a complete response to a stimulus by a nerve or muscle, or none at all. all-pass Pertaining to a condition or piece of equipment in which all frequencies of a signal are processed equivalently ...

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