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gearing

noun [U] uk   /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
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