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loss meaning

EN[lɒs] [lɔs] [lɑs] [-ɒs] [-ɔːs]
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WLoss
  • 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
        • Research with non-human animal species provides evidence that deafness during the neonatal and extended periods beyond, results in loss of normal cochleotopic organization.
        • To this end, constant hydration ratios of the normohydrated LTM and ATM are assumed [ 17 ] and the model determines whether changes in ICF and ECF reflect increase or loss of ATM or LTM.
        • The shares are currently trading at $4.40 and he has issued a stop loss order to sell if they fall to $4.20.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • Thus the observed differences in GM atrophy rates in this study were most likely not caused by pseudoatrophy, but by true differences in volume loss.
        • In this context, vibrational bath engineering allows to promote [sic] fast, directional charge transfer and to suppress recombinative losses.
        • You can breathe easy knowing that your savings account is insured against loss.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
        • Verbs
          • Verb forms
        Related Links:
        1. en lossy
        2. en losses
        3. en lossful
        4. en lossier
        5. en lossily
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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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