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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force;
[syn: coup d'etat, coup, putsch, takeover]

2. a change by sale or merger in the controlling interest of a corporation;

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

takeover \take"o*ver\ n. (Business, Finance) The acquisition of ownership of one company by another company, usually by purchasing a controlling percentage of its stock or by exchanging stock of the purchasing company for that of the purchased company. It is a hostile takeover if the management of the company being taken over is opposed to the deal. A hostile takeover is sometimes organized by a corporate raider. Syn: acquisition, buyout [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

takeover n 1: a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force [syn: coup d'etat, coup, putsch, takeover] 2: a change by sale or merger in the controlling interest of a corporation