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low-yield Syllabification: low-yield
Pronunciation: /ˈlōyēld/

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of low-yield in English:


1Producing little; giving a low return: low-yield investment
More example sentences
  • Any other decision would carry too great a risk and this England management used up all their high-risk, low-yield return last season.
  • Such investment in low-yield instruments must be discontinued and Bulgarian business must be attracted to invest in various instruments in the interests of Bulgaria, he said.
  • Indeed, in this low-yield environment, a bond fund with a flexible investment policy might be just the ticket.
1.1(Of a nuclear weapon) having a relatively low explosive force.
Example sentences
  • Destroying hard and buried targets, such as bunkers built beneath mountains or tunnels placed hundreds of feet below ground, is the main justification behind the bid to develop new low-yield, earth-penetrating nuclear weapons.
  • Earlier this year the Senate voted to end the ban, provided the Pentagon and Department of Energy sought authorisation from Congress before researching development of low-yield nuclear weapons.
  • I mean I think the most blatant message was the fact that they're going to have a strategy of preemption that might even include using low-yield nuclear weapons.
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