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gearing

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈɡɪərɪŋ/ ( also capital gearing, also equity gearing ) UK FINANCE
the amount of money 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.
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