loss loss  /ˈlɔs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) something that is lost
  2. (n) gradual decline in amount or activity
  3. (n) the act of losing someone or something
  4. (n) the disadvantage that results from losing something
  5. (n) the experience of losing a loved one
  6. (n) the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
  7. (n) military personnel lost by death or capture
  8. (n) euphemistic expressions for death

Usage(s):

  1. Indeed, exercise was more strongly associated with weight loss than any other factor, including diet.
  2. Hearing loss is more common than ever before.
  3. No illness involving a combination of a hormone imbalance and a loss of proteins that causes dramatic weight loss could be remedied with a simple nutritional fix, Lustig says.

News

  1. Data Loss Prevention Now Easier With New SolarWinds Log & Event Manager Workstation Edition for Microsoft Windows ...

    According to a recent SolarWinds survey* of over 160 IT professionals, the No. 1 security concern and priority is data loss and the prevention of that data loss. SolarWinds , a leading provider of powerful ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Hearing Loss Associated With Hospitalization, Poorer Self-Reported Health

    Hearing loss (HL) is a chronic condition that affects nearly 2 of every 3 adults aged 70 years or older in the United States. Hearing loss has broader implications for older adults, being independently associated with poorer cognitive and physical functioning. The association of HL with other health economic outcomes, such as health care use, is unstudied.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Newswise

  3. Loss Prevention Officer Accused of Sexually Assaulting Detainee

    A loss prevention officer at Springfield Plaza is accused of sexually assaulting a woman he detained.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: NBC Washington

Quotes

  1. "You just hear this constant whining," Gramm told the Washington Times, "complaining about a loss of competitiveness, America in decline."
    on Jul 16, 2008 By: Phil Gramm Source: Indianapolis Star

  2. Feldman said Haim's death marked the "tragic loss of a wonderful, beautiful, tormented soul, who will always be my brother, family and best friend."
    on Mar 11, 2010 By: Corey Feldman Source: CTV.ca

  3. "I had such great hope for him," said Mel Gibson, who played Ledger's father in "The Patriot," in a statement. "He was just taking off and to lose his life at such a young age is a tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his...
    on Jan 22, 2008 By: Mel Gibson Source: CNN

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