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gross

adjective
 
 
/ɡrəʊs/
FINANCE, TAX, ACCOUNTING used to describe a total amount of money before tax, etc. is taken off: gross earnings/income/revenue The company posted gross earnings of $150.8 million. gross salary/wagesgross interest/return/yield Basic-rate taxpayers need to earn 4% gross interest to beat inflation. →  Compare the net
[before noun] formal LAW extremely bad: gross misconduct/mismanagement/negligence
(Definition of gross adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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