Definition of low-yield in English:



  • 1Producing little; giving a low return.

    ‘low-yield investment’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Any other decision would carry too great a risk and this England management used up all their high-risk, low-yield return last season.’
    • ‘Indeed, in this low-yield environment, a bond fund with a flexible investment policy might be just the ticket.’
    • ‘While half of Nova Scotia's apples go to low-yield commodity products like juice, the vast majority of Scotian Gold apples are premium eating apples.’
    • ‘When banks securitize a pool of assets, they sell the low-risk, low-yield portion to conservative investors.’
    1. 1.1 (of a nuclear weapon) having a relatively low explosive force.
      ‘a low-yield tactical nuclear weapon’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘And, in fact, this bomb is rated second only to a low-yield thermonuclear warhead, if I recall correctly.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘These include diverting the rays from a nuclear explosion and pumping it out in a beam, or very low-yield nuclear weapons to destroy missiles or electronics with radiation alone.’