leverage

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • noun the action of a lever pivoting about a point

Accounting

  • noun the act of borrowing money at fixed interest which is then used to produce more money than the interest paid

Commerce

  • noun an influence which you can use to achieve an aim

Construction

  • The ratio between the amount of financing and the amount of equity in real estate.
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