strength


strength
strength strength [streŋθ, strenθ] noun [countable]
1. FINANCE ECONOMICS the value of a country's money, especially when this is at a high level:
strength of

• the strength of the yen on the international money markets

2. the power or influence that a person, organization, country etc has:
strength of

• the strength of the US economy

• Before and during negotiations, a salesperson will benefit by assessing the relative strength of his power base.

3. the good qualities or abilities that someone or something has:

• One of her management strengths is the ability to delegate.

• Judging one's own strengths and weaknesses is far from easy.

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strength UK US /streŋθ/ noun
[S or U] the amount of power or influence that someone or something has: »

Advertising revenues in the UK have remained flat, although this has been offset by strength in the company's South African and Australasian operations.

the strength of sth »

The outlook is uncertain and we cannot rely on the strength of economic recovery in the near future.

the strength of an economy/market/brand »

After the 110p plunge on Friday, the stock remained at 622p despite the strength of the market generally.

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We are continuing to build strength in key areas of the business.

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economic/financial/market strength

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Both firms have strong cash balances, good relative strength, and are in fast-growing sectors.

[C] a quality that someone or something has that helps them succeed or make progress: »

One of our strengths as a global brand has been our ability to adapt to local trends.

the strength of sb/sth »

Keeping employee morale high is considered to be the strength of many Japanese organizations.

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Our Performance Management System identifies strengths and weaknesses in performance.

biggest/greatest/key strength »

A key strength of the internet is that it permits seamless communication without regard to national boundaries.

build on/focus on/look to sb's strengths »

A good branding intiative builds on a firm's strengths.

[U] MONEY how much value one currency has compared to the currencies of other countries: »

Continuing weakness in Europe has added to sterling's strength against the dollar.

the strength of the euro/dollar/pound »

Many UK tourists have been discouraged from travelling abroad by the strength of the euro.

[U] how strong or well made a product or material is and so how likely it is to be damaged or broken: the strength of sth »

Amid questions about the strength of newly designed hurricane housing, engineers will evaluate how well the structures are attached to the ground.

[U] COMMUNICATIONS, IT how well electrical or radio waves are received by a radio, television, or mobile phone in order to produce a sound, picture, or message: »

Laptops and handhelds can lose signal strength as you move from one side of a building to the other.

[S or U] HR the total number of people who work for a company or organization: »

The strength of the workforce has doubled over the past two years.

go from strength to strength — Cf. go from strength to strength
on the strength of sth — Cf. on the strength of sth
play to sb's strengths — Cf. play to sb's strengths

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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