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geared

Line breaks: geared
Pronunciation: /ˈɡɪəd
 
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Definition of geared in English:

adjective

1Fitted with gears: a geared engine [in combination]: a multi-geared cycle
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  • The direct drive would develop 510-hp at 2400 rpm while the geared engine could get up to 560-hp.
  • Its fuel-guzzling geared steam turbines and quadruple screws would have to be replaced by new technology.
  • Also, the dynamics of the geared engine were helping induce wing warping and aileron reversal so the crew labored to put the other engine back on the racer.
2 [with adverb] (Of a company) having a specified ratio of loan capital (debt) to the value of its ordinary shares (equity): highly geared companies
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  • However, failure to generate adequate returns from the loans puts highly geared companies at greater risk, which is precisely what has happened.
  • Debt should be another important consideration because most property companies are highly geared.
  • It is one of those outfits that are commonly referred to as a highly geared business.

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