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(FINANCE) used to refer to an option that has no intrinsic value, given the prevailing spot price. The two obvious examples are the call option and the put option.

*If the strike price of a call option is greater than the current price (or "spot price") of the underlying stock, then there is no point in exercising the option.

*If the strike price of a put option is less than the spot price, then there is no point in exercising the option/

Please note that "having no intrinsic value" IS NOT THE SAME THING as "worthless." An option that is out of the money is not worthless, unless it is about to expire. Assuming there is a lot of time left on the option before it expires, there remains the possibility the spot price of the underlying item could move in a favorable direction, and make the option "in the money."
Buying a call option that is out of the money is a long position; buying a put option that is out of the money is a short position.
by Abu Yahya April 14, 2010