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gearing

noun [U]     /ˈɡɪə.rɪŋ/ US  /ˈɡɪr.ɪŋ/ (also leverage) UK SPECIALIZED
the amount a company has borrowed compared to its share capital: You must look at the company's gearing level and its ability to service its debt.Borrowing, lending and debt
(Definition of gearing noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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