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Meaning of LEVERAGE

Pronunciation:  'levurij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses)
  2. [n]  strategic advantage; power to act effectively; "relatively small groups can sometimes exert immense political leverage"
  3. [n]  the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
  4. [v]  provide with leverage; "We need to leverage this company"
  5. [v]  supplement with leverage; "leverage the money that is already available"

LEVERAGE is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: leveraging, purchase
 See Also: advantage, bargaining chip, furnish, investing, investment, mechanical phenomenon, provide, render, supplement, supply, vantage



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lev"er*age\ (l[e^]v"[~e]r*[asl]j or
l[=e]"v[~e]r*[asl]j), n.
The action of a lever; mechanical advantage gained by the

{Leverage of a couple} (Mech.), the perpendicular distance
   between the lines of action of two forces which act in
   parallel and opposite directions.

{Leverage of a force}, the perpendicular distance from the
   line in which a force acts upon a body to a point about
   which the body may be supposed to turn.

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