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Reserve or reserves may refer to:



  • Auction reserve, a minimum amount of money bid required for a sale, e.g., in an English auction
  • No-reserve auction (NR), also known as an absolute auction, an auction in which the item for sale will be sold regardless of price

Economics and finance[edit]

  • Reserve (accounting), any part of shareholders' equity, except for basic share capital
  • Actuarial reserves, a liability equal to the present value of the future expected cash flows of a contingent event
  • Bank reserves, holdings of deposits in central banks plus currency that is physically held in bank vaults
  • Foreign-exchange reserves, the foreign currency deposits held by central banks and monetary authorities
    • Reserve currency, a currency which is held in significant quantities as part of foreign exchange reserves
  • Mineral reserve, natural resources that are economically recoverable
  • Official gold reserves, gold held by central banks as a store of value
  • Reserve study, a long-term capital budget planning tool

Land management[edit]

  • Game reserve, land set aside for maintenance of wildlife, for tourism or hunting
  • Indian reserve, a tract of land reserved for the use and benefit of a band
  • Nature reserve, a protected area of importance for wildlife, flora, fauna or features of geological or other special interest


  • Military reserve, military units not initially committed to battle
  • Military reserve force, a military organization composed of citizens who combine a military role with a civilian career
  • Reserve fleet, a collection of partially or fully decommissioned naval vessels not currently needed.


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