debt instruments with initial maturities ( maturity) longer than one year and shorter than 10 years. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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I. note note 1 [nəʊt ǁ noʊt] noun
1. [countable] BANKING a piece of printed paper that is used as money; = BANKNOTE; , BILL AmE:

• a ten pound note

ˈcurrency ˌnotes [plural] BANKING
banknotes in a particular currency:

• A business executive going abroad can obtain foreign currency notes from his own bank.

2. [countable] a short letter or official document:

• a note from the chief executive

adˈvice ˌnote also disˈpatch ˌnote [countable] COMMERCE
a document showing that goods have been sent to a customer
ˈbond note [countable] COMMERCE TAX
an official document allowing imported goods to be removed from a building where they have been kept because no import tax has been paid on them yet
ˈbought note [countable] FINANCE
a note from a stockbroker to a client, giving details of a deal in which they have bought shares for their client
conˈsignment ˌnote [countable] written abbreviation C/​N COMMERCE TRANSPORT
a document sent with goods that are being delivered, which acts as a receipt for the goods and also shows the agreement with the company delivering the goods
ˈcontract ˌnote [countable]
FINANCE a document given to someone buying or selling shares showing the price, number of shares bought etc:

• Our instant dealing branches offer immediate settlement with a contract note and cheque on the spot.

ˈcover note [countable]
INSURANCE a temporary document sent to you by your insurance company or dealer, proving that an insurance contract exists. A cover note is usually sent to you when you take out insurance, while the complete contract is being prepared:

• To tax the vehicle, you must show a Certificate of Motor Insurance or cover note.

ˈcredit note [countable] COMMERCE
a document sent to a customer who is owed money, for example because they have returned goods; = credit receipt AmE:

• We've introduced electronic debit and credit notes which go straight to a client's account.

ˈdebit note [countable] COMMERCE
a written record showing that a customer owes money, for example because the invoice (= document showing the price to be paid) was not correct; = debit receipt AmE:

• Many larger companies adopt the procedure of raising a debit note for any errors on invoices.

deˈlivery note [countable] TRANSPORT
a document showing that goods have been delivered:

• The delivery note should be used for checking purposes against the goods.

deˈmand note [countable]
1. ACCOUNTING a written request for payment, for example of taxes:

• The amount payable is shown on the enclosed demand note.

2. FINANCE a loan which the lender can ask to be repaid at any time:

• It loaned the group $1 million in the form of a demand note.

ˈprompt note [countable]
FINANCE a letter sent in order to remind someone that they need to make a payment on a particular date
ˌrail conˈsignment ˌnote [countable] COMMERCE TRANSPORT
a document that goes with goods that are being delivered by railway, which says that they were received by the company that is transporting them and they are in good condition
ˌroad conˈsignment ˌnote [countable] COMMERCE TRANSPORT
a document that goes with goods that are being delivered by road, which says that they were received by the company that is transporting them and they are in good condition
ˈshipping note [countable] COMMERCE TRANSPORT
a document that gives details of goods being shipped somewhere
ˈsold note [countable] FINANCE
a note from a stockbroker to a client, giving details of a sale of the client's shares
3. notes [plural] FINANCE used in the names of bonds or commercial paper (= borrowing for less than a year by companies):

• The government has auctioned $15 billion of three-year notes (= borrowing that will be repaid after three years ) .

conˌvertible ˈnotes [plural] FINANCE
notes that can later be exchanged for shares:

• He converted his convertible notes into common stock.

ˌEuro ˌmedium-term ˈnote [countable] FINANCE
an arrangement for borrowing several times on the Eurobond market without needing the official documents each time
ˌfloating ˈrate ˌnote [countable] FINANCE
a type of bond sold on the euromarket with variable rate interest (= a rate that can change over time):

• a $50 million issue of floating rate notes

ˈloan note [countable] FINANCE
a written promise to pay an amount of money that you owe:

• It paid for the company with cash of £4m and loan notes of £2.75m.

ˌnon-ˈcallable ˌnotes [plural] FINANCE
notes that cannot be repaid to lenders before the date originally fixed
ˈpromissory ˌnote also P Note [countable] FINANCE
a document stating that someone promises to pay a particular sum of money on a certain date:

• Promissory notes and bills of exchange are often guaranteed or endorsed by a third party.

ˌrevenue anticiˈpation ˌnotes also ˌtax anticiˈpation ˌnotes [plural] FINANCE
notes sold by local authorities in the US that are repaid with income received later from taxes:

• the annual New York state sale of tax and revenue anticipation notes

seˌcured ˈnotes [plural] FINANCE
notes where, if the borrower is unable to repay them, lenders have the right to take and sell particular assets of the borrower in order to get their money back:

• The secured notes are secured by a first priority security interest in all corporate assets.

ˌsenior ˈnotes [plural] FINANCE
notes where, if the borrower gets into financial difficulty, lenders will be repaid before other lenders, or will get back a larger percentage of the amount they have lent
subˌordinated ˈnotes [plural] FINANCE
notes where, if the borrower gets into financial difficulty, lenders will be repaid only after other lenders, or will get back a smaller percentage of the amount they have lent
ˈTreasury ˌnotes [plural] FINANCE
notes Issued (= made available and sold) by the US government:

• Comments by the Federal Reserve Chairman caused prices of short-term Treasury notes to fall.

ˌunsecured ˈnotes [plural] FINANCE
notes where, if the borrower is unable to repay them, lenders have no rights to take and sell particular assets of the borrower in order to get their money back — see also sick note
  [m0] II. note note 2 verb [transitive]
1. to mention something important or interesting so that people will notice it:

• "The big stores aren't competing for space any more," notes Davidowitz.

note that

• Analysts note that unless the discount rate is lowered, a substantial stock market recovery isn't likely.

2. to notice or pay careful attention to something:

Please note the following amendments to the guidelines.

note that

• Investors should note that these new long-term options are currently quite a risk.

It's worth noting that there's now little real price differential between the two types of product.

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note UK US /nəʊt/ noun
[C] (US usually bill) MONEY a piece of paper money: »

a €500 note

in notes »

He gave me £100 in £10 notes.


I had no change; I only had notes.


Can you change a €20 note?

[C] FINANCE a written agreement that one person, organization, etc. will pay a particular amount of money to another person, etc. by a particular date: »

The note for your loan comes due on 1 June.


a two-year note

[C] COMMUNICATIONS a short letter, or something that you write down in order to remember something: send/write sb a note »

I'll send you a note about this but please do put it on your calendars.

note to sb »

The bank said in a note to investors that the operation would make strategic sense.


I got a note from the CEO congratulating me on the deal.


I made a note to review the matter in a month's time.

[C] a short official document: »

They can get out of the requirement with a note from their doctor confirming their diagnosis.


Please check the goods before signing the delivery note.

notes — Cf. notes
See also ADVICE NOTE(Cf. ↑advice note), BANKNOTE(Cf. ↑banknote), BOND NOTE(Cf. ↑bond note), BOUGHT NOTE(Cf. ↑bought note), CONSIGNMENT NOTE(Cf. ↑consignment note), CONTRACT NOTE(Cf. ↑contract note), CONVERTIBLE NOTE(Cf. ↑convertible note), COVER NOTE(Cf. ↑cover note), CREDIT NOTE(Cf. ↑credit note), CURRENCY NOTE(Cf. ↑currency note), DELIVERY NOTE(Cf. ↑delivery note), DEMAND NOTE(Cf. ↑demand note), DISPATCH ADVICE(Cf. ↑dispatch advice), EMTN(Cf. ↑EMTN), FLOATING RATE NOTE(Cf. ↑floating rate note), LOAN NOTE(Cf. ↑loan note), NONCALLABLE NOTES(Cf. ↑noncallable notes), PROMISSORY NOTE(Cf. ↑promissory note), PROMPT NOTE(Cf. ↑prompt note), RAIL CONSIGNMENT NOTE(Cf. ↑rail consignment note), REVENUE ANTICIPATION NOTE(Cf. ↑revenue anticipation note), ROAD CONSIGNMENT NOTE(Cf. ↑road consignment note), SECURED NOTES(Cf. ↑secured notes), SENIOR NOTES(Cf. ↑senior notes), SHIPPING NOTE(Cf. ↑shipping note), SHIPPING NOTE(Cf. ↑shipping note), SICK NOTE(Cf. ↑sick note), SOLD NOTE(Cf. ↑sold note), SUBORDINATED NOTES(Cf. ↑subordinated notes), TAX ANTICIPATION NOTE(Cf. ↑tax anticipation note), TREASURY NOTE(Cf. ↑Treasury note), UNSECURED NOTES(Cf. ↑unsecured notes), WEIGHT NOTE(Cf. ↑weight note)
note UK US /nəʊt/ verb [T]
to notice or realize something: »

They noted the consumers' growing demand for quicker service.

note (that) »

Please note that we will be closed on Saturday.

to mention something so that people are aware of it: »

In her report, she notes several cases of poor practice on the part of management.

Financial and business terms. 2012.


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