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1. A system of gears and associated elements by which motion is transferred within a machine.
2. The act or technique of providing with gears.


1. (Mechanical Engineering) an assembly of gears designed to transmit motion
2. (Mechanical Engineering) the act or technique of providing gears to transmit motion
3. (Banking & Finance) accounting Also called: capital gearing Brit the ratio of a company's debt capital to its equity capital. US word: leverage


(ˈgɪər ɪŋ)

1. an assembly of parts, esp. a train of gears, for transmitting and modifying motion and torque in a machine.
2. the act or process of equipping with gears.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gearing - wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changedgearing - wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed; "the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain"
engine - motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work
epicyclic gear train, epicyclic train - a system of epicyclic gears in which at least one wheel axis itself revolves about another fixed axis
reduction gear - gearing that reduces an input speed to a slower output speed
wheelwork - mechanical device including an arrangement of wheel in a machine (especially a train of gears)


(Aut) → Auslegung f(der Gänge)
(Fin, of company) → Verhältnis ntzwischen Eigen- und Fremdkapital
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Among other things, the amendments replace the existing net leverage ratio maintenance test in the credit agreements with a first lien net leverage ratio maintenance test which provides for a maximum first lien net leverage ratio of 1.
The firm's supplementary leverage ratio on a fully phased-in basis was 5.
The Monetary Board (MB) recently approved the adoption of a minimum leverage ratio requirement for universal banks (UBs), commercial banks (KBs) and their subsidiary banks and quasi-banks (QBs).
To temper the leverage build-up, the big banks will begin to set aside at least five percent leverage ratio in July this year to complement the capital adequacy ratio (CAR).
Edinburgh: As at 31 December 2016, the test applied a hypothetical adverse scenario to the Group's balance sheet and compared the theoretical Common Equity Tier 1 ("CET1") ratio and Tier 1 leverage ratio positions of RBS.
Global Banking News-November 22, 2017--Swiss banks have to meet minimum leverage ratio of 3 percent
British provider of financial services Virgin Money on Friday announced its Q3 trading and leverage ratio update, which included increased gross mortgage lending during the quarter.
The Bank of England (BoE) has proposed changes to the framework for the leverage ratio - a measure of equity as a percentage of assets, without adjusting for riskiness.
The GHOS endorsed proposals from the Basel Committee on a common definition of the leverage ratio, which has been formulated to overcome differences in national accounting frameworks that have previously prevented ready comparison of bank leverage ratios across borders.
Fitch still expect on- and off-balance sheet exposures to reduce as trading banks make progress in meeting leverage ratio requirements, particularly for European institutions, where this is a new regulatory constraint.
In a document, published on 12 January, the Basel III Committee (the international forum on banking supervision) establishes a framework to determine banks' leverage ratio in line with the new Basel III prudential rules for banks(1).
Governor Mark Carney said he agreed with the need for such a review, which could see the Bank of England apply tougher leverage ratio rules for banks than the current international standards demand.