leverage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v leverage provide with leverage "We need to leverage this company"
    • v leverage supplement with leverage "leverage the money that is already available"
    • n leverage investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses)
    • n leverage strategic advantage; power to act effectively "relatively small groups can sometimes exert immense political leverage"
    • n leverage the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Leverage The action of a lever; mechanical advantage gained by the lever.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n leverage The action of a lever; the arrangement by which lever-power is gained.
    • n leverage Lever-power; the mechanical advantage or power gained by using a lever.
    • n leverage Figuratively, advantage for accomplishing a purpose; increased power of action.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Leverage the mechanical power gained by the use of the lever: advantage gained for any purpose
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Quotations

  • Paul Hawken
    Paul Hawken
    “As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. levierlever—L. levāre, to raise.

Usage

In literature:

Joe wished he had a longer bar, so he could get more leverage, but there was no time to signal for one.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum
Small trees he can tear up with his trunk alone, but to the larger ones he applies the more powerful leverage of his tusks.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Of all the neighbors, Iran has the most leverage in Iraq.
"The Iraq Study Group Report" by United States Institute for Peace
A moderate use of the leverage thus obtained would snap the arm like a pipe-stem.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
Our justification is that men, even poor men, have that powerful leverage of the vote.
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
While their attention was away from him Zarwell had unobtrusively loosened his bonds as much as possible with arm leverage.
"Monkey On His Back" by Charles V. De Vet
He fell and with a foot on the body for leverage a red, dipping blade was withdrawn.
"Norman Ten Hundred" by A. Stanley Blicq
The object of this is to get more strength and leverage for pressing home the fresh wood to be inserted.
"The Repairing & Restoration of Violins" by Horace Petherick
In that way he gets a little more "leverage," as it is called.
"The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
In the absence of a concerted understanding, their efforts of leverage are wasted.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
But the leverage of his arms was cut down too much.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
Tell us, then, what we can use for leverage.
"Tartuffe" by Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere
The blowing-off point can be varied by shifting the weight along the arm so as to give it a greater or less leverage.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
The smugglers couldn't get much leverage.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
We shall have great leverage then, and we may be able to turn the trunk right over.
"The Vast Abyss" by George Manville Fenn
Mrs. Burton was not loath to seize upon any leverage that might give her sway over her rebellious niece.
"Officer 666" by Barton W. Currie
Using the tree as a leverage Butler gave the rope a quick jerk.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Alaska" by Frank Gee Patchin
Then it turned part way over and remained motionless, the leverage of the shaft preventing it from turning wholly on its back.
"The Rushton Boys at Treasure Cove" by Spencer Davenport
But leverage must come in to help.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
Undoubtedly the prestige of the white man's civilisation gave a valuable leverage at first, as in the notable case of Ruatara.
"A History of the English Church in New Zealand" by Henry Thomas Purchas
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In poetry:

I will not dream in vain despair
The steps of progress wait for me
The puny leverage of a hair
The planet's impulse well may spare,
A drop of dew the tided sea.
"The Waiting" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Producer Charlie Loventhal and Leverage have partnered on a feature film adaptation of Jim Thompson's 1953 novel "Recoil".
Kiwis' trump card is cleavage leverage.
'Leverage,' TV Land comedies return this week.
Twenty-three WA airports to leverage nearly $1 million.
Many path planning algorithms leverage A* to determine optimal paths.
Virtual image templates from Rockwell Automation help users simplify and leverage virtualization, resulting in reduced validation and engineering costs, and extended product life cycles.
Amazon's Hidden Weak Spot : Lack Of Local Leverage.
Two-thirds of businesses will increase their investment, but they must tackle security and network management to fully leverage this emerging wireless network technology.
Discover skills to leverage trends in academic settings and assist researchers and students with applying these skills to their continued academic success.
Elekta and Philips Establish Research Consortium to Leverage a Breakthrough in Cancer Care with Integration of a Linear Accelerator and MR Imaging.
How can businesses leverage the emerging advantages of Social SEO.
There are many ways to leverage the power and reach of WFMZ.com to promote your business or service.
Leveraged Loan Market Analysis , December 2012.
Financial thriller ' Arbitrage ' leverages real tension.
Dish's AutoHop is about leverage as much as it's about skipping ads.
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In science:

Conversely, no collective experience is available to leverage until a cyber-community has been discovered.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Specifically, HI TS is evidence that link structure is sufficient to correctly characterize, aggrega te, and leverage the interests of a large population.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
The independence of the walk from the environment turns out to be a powerful leverage, and many very precise results are known.
Excited random walk in three dimensions has positive speed
Possible future samples involving more data and better data are examined in §III to see how they give the greatest leverage on improving our knowledge of the dynamic nature of dark energy.
Is Dark Energy Dynamical? Prospects for an Answer
We also plot in the same graph the cummulative distribution used to compute the 95% confidence interval indicated. B: Empirical leverage data as evaluated for the data set IB3.
Underlying Dynamics of Typical Fluctuations of an Emerging Market Price Index: The Heston Model from Minutes to Months
Proving the existence of exponentially many non-empty cluster regions requires greater sophistication and leverages in a strong way the results of .
On the Solution-Space Geometry of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems
In this note we derive a lemma that allows to leverage these techniques to networks which have general multiple-access (MAC) channels nodes.
A Simple Extension of the $\modulo$-$\Lambda$ Transformation
It could be argued that this approach is of interest only if the known structural properties for the component random graphs can be leveraged to gain a better understanding of the resulting intersection graphs.
Intersecting random graphs and networks with multiple adjacency constraints: A simple example
We can leverage again the structure of the LCP tree to characterize feasible and optimal solutions, with a proposition similar to Prop.3.1.
Optimal Filtering of Malicious IP Sources
For each of these fields, various algorithms and techniques, which have been developed to leverage sparsity, are described succinctly.
A Unified Approach to Sparse Signal Processing
In recent years, SAT modulo theory (SMT) techniques have addressed the former source of inefficiency, by leveraging the power of efficient SAT (Boolean satisfiability) solvers to deal with the Boolean structure.
On using floating-point computations to help an exact linear arithmetic decision procedure
It thus would seem desirable to leverage the speed and maturity of floating-point linear programming systems to enhance exact decision procedures.
On using floating-point computations to help an exact linear arithmetic decision procedure
For a p-parameter model, a predictor is commonly defined to be unusual if its leverage > 3 p/N , when there are N observations.
A refined Tully-Fisher relationship and a new scaling law for galaxy discs
This seems to have been first leveraged nontrivially in Pearcy’s 1962 paper on type I algebras.
On cardinal invariants and generators for von Neumann algebras
Thus, a λ-halver is automatically a (1, λ, 0)leveraged-splitter, but the reverse implication is not necessarily true.
Randomized Shellsort: A Simple Oblivious Sorting Algorithm
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