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 Dictionary entry overview: What does over-the-counter mean? 

OVER-THE-COUNTER (adjective)
  The adjective OVER-THE-COUNTER has 2 senses:

1. purchasable without a doctor's prescription
2. (of securities) not quoted on a stock exchange

  Familiarity information: OVER-THE-COUNTER used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

OVER-THE-COUNTER (adjective)

Sense 1over-the-counter [BACK TO TOP]


Purchasable without a doctor's prescription


nonprescription; over-the-counter

Context examples:

nonprescription drugs / an over-the-counter cold remedy

Domain category:

medicament; medication; medicinal drug; medicine ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)

Sense 2over-the-counter [BACK TO TOP]


(of securities) not quoted on a stock exchange


otc; over-the-counter

Context example:

over-the-counter stocks


unlisted (not on a list)

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