loss meaning

EN[lɒs] [lɔs] [lɑs] [-ɒs] [-ɔːs]
  • Loss may refer to: .
  • A negative difference between retail price and cost of production
  • Loss leader a deliberate commercial loss made in the expectation of recouping it by profitable sales of other lines
  • An event in which the team or individual in question did not win
  • Loss (baseball), a pitching statistic in baseball
  • Attenuation, a reduction in amplitude and intensity of a signal
  • In telecommunications, loss is a decrease in signal in a communications system:
  • Angular misalignment loss, power loss caused by the deviation from optimum angular alignment

    Definition of loss in English Dictionary

  • NounPLlosses
    1. an instance of losing, such as a defeat.
      1. The match ended in their first loss of the season.
    2. The result of an alteration in a function or characteristic of the body, or of its previous integrity.
      1. Loss of an arm ; loss of weight ; loss of cognitive functions ; loss of appetite.
    3. the hurtful condition of having lost something or someone.
      1. We mourn his loss.
    4. (in the plural) casualties, especially physically eliminated victims of violent conflict.
      1. The battle was won, but losses were great.
    5. (financial) the sum an entity loses on balance.
      1. The sum of expenditures and taxes minus total income is a loss, when this difference is positive.
    6. destruction, ruin.
      1. It was a terrible crash: both cars were total losses
    7. (engineering) electricity of kinetic power expended without doing useful work.
      1. The inefficiency of many old-fashioned power plants exceeds 60% loss before the subsequent losses during transport over the grid
  • Verb
    1. COL Alternative spelling of lost.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • It suggest that the imported aCCA gene replaced the ancestral eukaryotic eCCA gene, leading to a number of independent losses of the eCCA gene in the choanozoan groups.
        • Furthermore, most cattle had haemoconcentration and increased haematocrit because of loss of water into the peritoneal space.
        • Plants with extrafloral nectaries or with herbivorous trophobionts in the Cerrado are commonly visited by ants that effectively reduce their leaf area loss [27 , 28 ].
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • In this context, vibrational bath engineering allows to promote [sic] fast, directional charge transfer and to suppress recombinative losses.
        • I have fixed the parts I understand, and the rest leaves me at a loss.
        • In the RPE-choroid there was evidence of wound response in both macular and extramacular regions, whereas in the retina the region of response was limited to the macula, as is the primary visual loss.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
        • Verbs
          • Verb forms
        Related Links:
        1. en lossy
        2. en losses
        3. en lossage
        4. en lossful
        5. en lossier
        Source: Wiktionary
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        Meaning of loss for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "loss" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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