Latent vs Leverage - What's the difference?

latent | leverage |


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).

latent

English

Adjective

(-)
  • 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.

    Synonyms

    *(concealed) hidden, invisible *(inactive) dormant

    Antonyms

    *(concealed) apparent, patent, visible

    Anagrams

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    leverage

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A force compounded by means of a lever rotating around a pivot; see torque.
  • A crowbar uses leverage to pry nails out of wood.
  • By extension, any influence which is compounded or used to gain an advantage.
  • Try using competitors’ prices for leverage in the negotiation.
  • (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.
  • Leverage is great until something goes wrong with your investments and you still have to pay your debts.
  • *
  • (business) The ability to earn very high returns when operating at high capacity utilization of a facility.
  • Their variable-cost-reducing investments have dramatically increased their leverage .
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=April 15 , author=Saj Chowdhury , title=Norwich 2 - 1 Nott'm Forest , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , 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.}}

    Synonyms

    * (force compounded by a lever) mechanical advantage * (use of borrowed fund) financial leverage * (ability to earn high returns from high capacity utilization) operating leverage

    Verb

    (leverag)
  • (transitive, chiefly, US, slang, business) To use; to exploit; to take full advantage (of something).
  • Derived terms

    * leveraged buyout

    Synonyms

    * (take full advantage of) exploit, use