Leverage of a force
Leverage Lev"er*age (l[e^]v"[~e]r*[asl]j or l[=e]"v[~e]r*[asl]j), n. The action of a lever; mechanical advantage gained by the lever. [1913 Webster]

{Leverage of a couple} (Mech.), the perpendicular distance between the lines of action of two forces which act in parallel and opposite directions.

{Leverage of a force}, the perpendicular distance from the line in which a force acts upon a body to a point about which the body may be supposed to turn. [1913 Webster]


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  • Leverage of a couple — Leverage Lev er*age (l[e^]v [ e]r*[asl]j or l[=e] v[ e]r*[asl]j), n. The action of a lever; mechanical advantage gained by the lever. [1913 Webster] {Leverage of a couple} (Mech.), the perpendicular distance between the lines of action of two… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moment of a force — Moment Mo ment, n. [F. moment, L. momentum, for movimentum movement, motion, moment, fr. movere to move. See {Move}, and cf. {Momentum}, {Movement}.] 1. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at that very moment. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moment of a force — Moment Mo ment, n. [F. moment, L. momentum, for movimentum movement, motion, moment, fr. movere to move. See {Move}, and cf. {Momentum}, {Movement}.] 1. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at that very moment. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moment of a couple — Moment Mo ment, n. [F. moment, L. momentum, for movimentum movement, motion, moment, fr. movere to move. See {Move}, and cf. {Momentum}, {Movement}.] 1. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at that very moment. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leverage — Lev er*age (l[e^]v [ e]r*[asl]j or l[=e] v[ e]r*[asl]j), n. The action of a lever; mechanical advantage gained by the lever. [1913 Webster] {Leverage of a couple} (Mech.), the perpendicular distance between the lines of action of two forces which …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leverage — le·ver·age 1 / le vrij, və rij/ n: the use of credit to enhance one s speculative capacity leverage 2 vt aged, ag·ing: to provide (as a corporation) or supplement (as money) with leverage Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Leverage (disambiguation) — Leverage may refer to one of the following.*Leverage in physics, a factor by which lever multiplies a force. *Leverage (finance) in finance, using given resources in such a way that the potential positive or negative outcome is magnified. * A… …   Wikipedia

  • force — 1 n 1: a cause of motion, activity, or change intervening force: a force that acts after another s negligent act or omission has occurred and that causes injury to another: intervening cause at cause irresistible force: an unforeseeable event esp …   Law dictionary

  • leverage — ► NOUN 1) the exertion of force by means of a lever. 2) the power to influence: political leverage …   English terms dictionary

  • leverage — [lev′ərij, lē′vərij] n. 1. the action of a lever 2. the increased force resulting from this 3. means of accomplishing some purpose vt. leveraged, leveraging to speculate in (a business investment) largely through the use of borrowed funds, or… …   English World dictionary

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