Option


Option

Option may refer to

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Legal rights

  • Option (finance), an instrument that conveys the right, but not the obligation, to engage in a future transaction (for example, on some underlying security or on a parcel of real property), or in a futures contract
  • Option (law), the legal underpinning of a financial option
  • Option contract, a type of legal contract
  • Option (filmmaking), a contractual agreement between a film producer and a writer, in which the producer obtains the right to buy a screenplay from the writer before a certain date.

Sport

  • Option run, a play in American and Canadian football
  • Option offense, an offensive scheme in American football primarily predicated on option runs
  • Option (baseball), a type of player transaction

Computing

  • Option key, a key on Apple computer keyboards
  • Option type, a polymorphic data type in programming languages
  • Command-line option, an optional parameter to a command

Publications

History

  • "The Option", an alternate name for the South Tyrol Option Agreement, a resettlement program of German speakers living in Italy initiated by Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini

Entertainment

  • OPTION unit, a fictional weapons platform for the Vic Viper in the Gradius series of video games
    • Option (オプション opushun?), a catch-all term for similar satellite weapon units which orbit some sort of main unit, appearing in various Japanese video games
  • "Options", a song by Pedro the Lion from his 2007 album Control
  • Options (Welcome to Paradox), an episode of Welcome to Paradox
  • Options (novel), a novel by Robert Sheckley

Organisations

  • Option N.V., a company providing wireless technology solutions

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  • Option — Option …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • option — op·tion 1 / äp shən/ n 1: the power or right to choose; also: a choice made or available 2: a privilege of demanding fulfillment of a contract on any day within a specified time 3: a contract conveying in exchange for the payment of a premium a… …   Law dictionary

  • option — [ ɔpsjɔ̃ ] n. f. • v. 1190; lat. optio 1 ♦ Faculté, action d opter. ⇒ choix. « La nécessité de l option me fut toujours intolérable » (A. Gide). « Ou pendus, ou noyés, nous n avions pas d autre option » (Hugo). ⇒ 1. alternative. Matières, textes… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Option — Op tion, n. [L. optio; akin to optare to choose, wish, optimus best, and perh. to E. apt: cf. F. option.] 1. The power of choosing; the right of choice or election; an alternative. [1913 Webster] There is an option left to the United States of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Option N.V. — Option N.V. Industry Telecommunications, Wireless technology Founded Leuven, Belgium (1986) Headquarters Leuven, Belgium Key people Jan Callewaert, Founder in 1986 current CEO …   Wikipedia

  • Option 30 — Studio album by Option 30 Released 1997 Recorded 1983 1984 Genre New Wave …   Wikipedia

  • Option — (lat. optio „freier Wille“) bezeichnet eine Wahlmöglichkeit, siehe Alternative in der Wirtschaft ein Kauf bzw. Verkaufsrecht, siehe Option (Wirtschaft) in der Informatik eine Einstellung oder Parameter, siehe Parameter (Informatik) ein nach… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Option — Sf Möglichkeit, Vorkaufsrecht per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. optio ( ōnis) freier Wille, freie Wahl, Belieben .    Ebenso nndl. optie, ne. option, nfrz. option, nschw. option, nnorw. opsjon; adoptieren. lateinisch l …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • option — Option. s. f. v. Pouvoir, faculté d opter. Cela est, cela n est pas à vostre option. je laisse cela à vostre option. je vous donne l option de ces deux choses là …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • option — [äp′shən] n. [Fr < L optio < optare, to wish, desire, ult. < IE * op , to choose, prefer] 1. the act of choosing; choice 2. the power, right, or liberty of choosing 3. a) something that is or can be chosen; choice b) an optional item… …   English World dictionary