Business / Finance / Pool: In capital budgeting, the concept that investment projects are financed out of a pool of bonds, preferred stock, and common stock, and a weighted-average cost of capital must be used to calculate investment returns. In insurance, a group of insurers who share premiums and losses in order to spread risk. In investments, the combination of funds for the benefit of a common project, or a group of investors who use their combined influence to manipulate prices.
Pool Noun Synonyms: syndicate, trust, group, consortium, cartel, combine
Pool Adjective Synonyms: pond, lake, tarn, mere, lagoon, swimming-pool, leisure pool, wading pool, paddling pool, wading pool, natatorium
Business / Human Resources (HR) / Internal Temporary Pool Employee: A pool of former employees who are called upon and hired to fill temporary staffing needs on an as-needed basis. MORE
Technology / Cell Phones / Number Pooling: Increasingly popular tactic for conserving phone numbers. Numbers are returned by all carriers to a central authority, which puts them in a pool, from which carriers receive numbers in lots of 1,000, MORE