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Dictionary definition for: Loss

1. (n) the act of losing; "everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock"

2. (n) something that is lost; "the car was a total loss" "loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt"

3. (n) the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue; "the company operated at a loss last year" "the company operated in the red last year"

4. (n) gradual decline in amount or activity; "weight loss" "a serious loss of business"

5. (n) the disadvantage that results from losing something; "his loss of credibility led to his resignation" "losing him is no great deprivation"

6. (n) military personnel lost by death or capture

7. (n) the experience of losing a loved one; "he sympathized on the loss of their grandfather"

8. (n) euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"

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