Definition - loss

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loss
  1. something that is lost; "the car was a total loss"; "loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt"
  2. gradual decline in amount or activity; "weight loss"; "a serious loss of business"
  3. the act of losing someone or something; "everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock"
  4. the disadvantage that results from losing something; "his loss of credibility led to his resignation"; "losing him is no great deprivation"
  5. the experience of losing a loved one; "he sympathized on the loss of their grandfather"
  6. euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"
  7. military personnel lost by death or capture
  8. 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"