Latent vs Leverage - What's the difference?
As an adjective latent
is existing or present but concealed or inactive.
As a noun leverage is
a force compounded by means of a lever rotating around a pivot; see torque.
As a verb leverage is
(transitive|chiefly|us|slang|business) to use; to exploit; to take full advantage (of something).
Existing or present but concealed or inactive.
* 2008 July 2, Joe Palca, “Scientists Make Herpes Breakthrough”, abstract, All Things Considered , National Public Radio
- Those infected with a herpes virus are infected for life. That’s because the virus goes "latent ." Sometimes, it awakes from its slumber, producing painful illnesses.
*(concealed) hidden, invisible
*(concealed) apparent, patent, visible
A force compounded by means of a lever rotating around a pivot; see torque.
By extension, any influence which is compounded or used to gain an advantage.
- A crowbar uses leverage to pry nails out of wood.
(finance) The use of borrowed funds with a contractually determined return to increase the ability of a business to invest and earn an expected higher return, but usually at high risk.
- Try using competitors’ prices for leverage in the negotiation.
(business) The ability to earn very high returns when operating at high capacity utilization of a facility.
- Leverage is great until something goes wrong with your investments and you still have to pay your debts.
- Their variable-cost-reducing investments have dramatically increased their leverage .
, date=April 15
, author=Saj Chowdhury
, title=Norwich 2 - 1 Nott'm Forest
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=The former Forest man, who passed a late fitness test, appeared to use Guy Moussi for leverage
before nodding in David Fox's free-kick at the far post - his 22nd goal of the season.}}
* (force compounded by a lever) mechanical advantage
* (use of borrowed fund) financial leverage
* (ability to earn high returns from high capacity utilization) operating leverage
(transitive, chiefly, US, slang, business) To use; to exploit; to take full advantage (of something).
* leveraged buyout
* (take full advantage of) exploit, use