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Meaning of “loss” - Learner’s Dictionary

loss

noun     /lɒs/
NOT HAVING [C, U] B2 the fact of not having someone or something that you had before, or of having less of something than before: loss of income/memory blood/hair/weight loss job lossesLosing and lossWinning and losing
MONEY [C, U] a situation in which a company spends more money than it earns: Both companies suffered losses this year.AccountingProfits and losses
DISADVANTAGE [no plural] a disadvantage caused by someone leaving an organization: It would be a great loss to the department if you left.Advantage and disadvantage
be at a loss to not know what to do or say: [+ to do sth] I'm at a loss to explain his disappearance.Puzzle and confuseDifficult to understand
a sense of loss sadness because someone has died or leftLosing and lossWinning and losingDeath and dying
DEATH [C, U] B2 the death of a person: They never got over the loss of their son.Losing and lossWinning and losingDeath and dying
(Definition of loss from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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