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English definition of “gain”

gain

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ɡeɪn/
an increase in size, weight, amount, etc.: Having deducted costs we still made a net gain of five thousand pounds. Stocks ended the day with a moderate gain.
something useful or good that you get for yourself: He was fired for abusing his position for his own personal gain. → See also book gain, capital gain, short-term gain, paper gain
(Definition of gain noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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