leveraging


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lev·er·age

 (lĕv′ər-ĭj, lĕv′rĭj)
n.
1.
a. The action of a lever.
b. The mechanical advantage of a lever.
2. Positional advantage; power to act effectively: "started his ... career with far more social leverage than his father had enjoyed" (Doris Kearns Goodwin).
3. The use of credit or borrowed funds, often for a speculative investment, as in buying securities on margin.
tr.v. lev·er·aged, lev·er·ag·ing, lev·er·ag·es
1.
a. To provide (a company) with leverage.
b. To supplement (money, for example) with leverage.
2. To improve or enhance: "It makes more sense to be able to leverage what we [public radio stations] do in a more effective way to our listeners" (Delano Lewis).
3. To use so as to obtain an advantage or profit: leveraged their personal contacts to find new investors.

leveraging

In information operations, the effective use of information, information systems, and technology to increase the means and synergy in accomplishing information operations strategy. See also information; information operations; information system; operation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leveraging - investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses)
investing, investment - the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
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