Business Vocabulary (Intermediate to Advanced – Top 300+ Terms)/
Advanced Deck 3

Advanced Deck 3

Total: 20 words

leverage

noun

an investment strategy of using borrowed money—specifically, the use of various financial instruments or borrowed capital—to increase the potential return of an investment

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oligopoly

noun

a market situation in which each of a few producers affects but does not control the market

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deregulation

noun

the reduction or elimination of government power in a particular industry, usually enacted to create more competition within the industry

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conglomerate

noun

a corporation made up of a number of different, seemingly unrelated businesses

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stake

noun

a commercial, personal, or emotional investment, interest, or involvement; specifically an interest in an enterprise, especially a financial share

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liquidate

verb

to convert assets into cash or cash equivalents by selling them on the open market

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bottleneck

noun

point of congestion in a production system (such as an assembly line or a computer network) that occurs when workloads arrive too quickly for the production process to handle

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market capitalization

noun

the total dollar market value of a company's outstanding shares of stock

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procurement

noun

the act of obtaining equipment, materials, or supplies

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decentralize

verb

to transfer or diffuse economic decision-making to many different decision-makers rather than concentrate such decision-making centrally

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maturity

noun

the date on which the life of a transaction or financial instrument ends, after which it must either be renewed, or it will cease to exist

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liquidity

noun

the ability or ease with which assets can be converted into cash

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overhead

noun

costs that result from having and maintaining a business

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demographic

noun

a specific segment of a population having shared characteristics

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sole proprietorship

noun

a business owned and controlled by one person who is solely liable for its obligations

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royalty

noun

a right of jurisdiction granted to an individual or corporation by a sovereign; a share of the product or profit reserved by the grantor especially of an oil or mining lease; a payment to an author or composer for each copy of a work sold or to an inventor for each item sold under a patent

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cash cow

noun

a consistently profitable business, property, or product whose profits are used to finance a company's investments in other areas

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bail out

phrasal verb

to give money to a company so that it avoids bankruptcy and is able to continue operations

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traction

noun

the support or interest that is needed for something to make progress or succeed

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specification

noun

a detailed description of the criteria for the constituents, construction, appearance, performance, etc, of a material, apparatus, etc, or of the standard of workmanship required in its manufacture

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