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leverage


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leverage  \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 
  lever. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  leverage 
  n  1:  the  mechanical  advantage  gained  by  being  in  a  position  to 
  use  a  lever  [syn:  {purchase}] 
  2:  strategic  advantage;  power  to  act  effectively:  "relatively 
  small  groups  can  sometimes  exert  immense  political 
  leverage" 
  3:  investing  with  borrowed  money  as  a  way  to  amplify  potential 
  gains  (at  the  risk  of  greater  losses)  [syn:  {leveraging}] 
  v  1:  supplement  with  leverage;  "leverage  the  money  that  is 
  already  available" 
  2:  provide  with  leverage;  "We  need  to  leverage  this  company" 




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