ALPHA is the measurement of returns from an investment in excess of market returns. It represents the amount expected from fundamental causes, e.g. the growth rate in earnings per share. This contrasts with BETA, which is a measure of risk or volatility.
AD HOC is being concerned with a particular end or purpose, e.g., a ad hoc committee established to handle a specific subject.
IDENTIFIABLE ASSETS and LIABILITIES are those assets and liabilities of a business that can be disposed of without disposing of the entire business. It includes both tangible and intangible assets.
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