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actual lossnoun [C]

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FINANCE, ACCOUNTING the ​money that is ​lost when something is ​sold, because it has gone down in ​value, or when ​costs and the ​effects of ​inflation are ​included: I'll ​hold at the moment, because it's too much of an ​actualloss if I ​sell now.
LAW the ​money that is ​lost or will be ​lost as a ​result of something, which can be ​calculated and clearly shown: The High Court ​sought to make the ​finaldamages reflect Mr Smith's ​actualloss.
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