Definition of “loss-making” - English Dictionary

“loss-making” in British English

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loss-makingadjective

uk /ˈlɒsˌmeɪ.kɪŋ/ us /ˈlɑːsˌmeɪ.kɪŋ/

not making a profit:

loss-making businesses/companies

(Definition of “loss-making” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“loss-making” in Business English

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loss-makingadjective

/ˈlɒsˌmeɪkɪŋ/ uk us FINANCE, COMMERCE

relating to a business or part of a business that does not make a profit:

He controls a vast business empire, but many of his firms are loss-making.
a loss-making business/company/venture
a loss-making activity/contract/operation

relating to a period of time during which a person, company, etc. does not make a profit:

It is expected to show losses of £26m-£29m in the traditionally loss-making first half.
loss-maker
noun [ C ] also loss maker

Distilling the sugar into rum turns it from a loss maker into a valuable export commodity.

(Definition of “loss-making” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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