One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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 (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.’
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