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English definition of “leap”

leap

noun [C]
 
 
/liːp/
a big change, increase, or improvement: a leap in costs/profits/sales The software designer should report a near 40% leap in profits to around £124m.a leap forward for sb/sth This launch represents a great leap forward for the company.a 20%/40%/75%, etc. leap The health insurance giant reported a 20% leap in pre-tax profits for the year. → See also quantum leap
(Definition of leap noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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