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leverage

1. the action of a lever
2. the mechanical advantage gained by employing a lever
3. the enhanced power available to a large company
4. the use made by a company of its limited assets to guarantee the substantial loans required to finance its business

Leverage

The use of fixed-cost funds to acquire property that is expected to produce a higher rate of return either by way of income or through appreciation.

leverage

[′lev·rij]
(mechanics)
The multiplication of force or motion achieved by a lever.
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2012) the sum of fixed cost to total costs and operating leverages are directly proportional.
By mirroring two Rackable Systems S3009-iSCSI servers located in separate data centers, we are able to leverage our existing Ethernet network to provide storage to our user community that is both high performing and highly reliable," said Dustin Machi, manager of the Core Computational Facility at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute.
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This concern is partially offset by management's commitment to reduce leverage towards its historical range through the sale of non-core properties as well as issuance of equity.
As organizations continue to adopt IM for business communications, they are recognizing the opportunities to leverage presence information, access data via IM and enhance person-to-person conversations with business intelligence.
The Universal Process Engine allows enterprises to leverage existing IT investments and efficiently build process libraries by taking process models directly to the execution phase without re-working them in other tools.
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