tranche

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See also: Tranche and tranché

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French tranche, form of trancher (to cut, to slice), from Old French trenchier (cut, make a cut), possibly from Vulgar Latin *trinicāre (cut in three parts). Cognate to English trench.

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tranche (plural tranches)

  1. A slice, section or portion.
    • 1893, P. Fitzgerald, Stonyhurst Memories, in The Month: An Illustrated Magazine of Literature, Science and Art, pages 336-337:
      Servants, carrying huge baskets suspended before them in which were huge tranches of bread, speedily distributed the contents; and they were followed by others bearing huge cans of milk, hot and cold.
    • 2022 January 11, Kate Connolly, “German climate minister says speed of carbon cuts needs to be trebled”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Habeck said he was planning to announce a first tranche of climate protection measures by Easter, and a second by the end of the summer, to come into force by 2023.
  2. (insurance) A distinct subdivision of a single policyholder's benefits, typically relating to separate premium increments.
  3. (pensions) A pension scheme's or scheme member's benefits relating to distinct accrual periods with different rules.
  4. (finance) One of a set of classes or risk maturities that compose a multiple-class security, such as a CMO or REMIC; a class of bonds. Collateralized mortgage obligations are structured with several tranches of bonds that have various maturities.

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tranche (third-person singular simple present tranches, present participle tranching, simple past and past participle tranched)

  1. (finance, transitive) To divide into tranches.

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tranche f (plural tranches)

  1. slice
  2. milling on a coin
  3. period

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tranche

  1. inflection of trancher:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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tranche f (plural tranches)

  1. (Jersey) slice