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Loss vs. Shrinkage

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Lossnoun

an instance of losing, such as a defeat

‘The match ended in their first loss of the season.’;

Shrinkagenoun

The act of shrinking, or the proportion by which something shrinks.

Lossnoun

The result of an alteration in a function or characteristic of the body, or of its previous integrity.

‘Loss of an arm ; loss of weight ; loss of cognitive functions ; loss of appetite.’; ‘In other areas, glacier loss creates serious risk of a dry period across the Third Pole, Wang said. File:In other areas, glacier loss creates serious risk of a dry period across the Third Pole, Wang said.ogg’;

Shrinkagenoun

The loss of merchandise through theft, spoilage, and obsolescence.

Lossnoun

the hurtful condition of having lost something or someone, particularly in death.

‘We mourn his loss.’;

Shrinkagenoun

(slang) The reduction in size of the male genitalia when cold, such as from immersion in cold water.

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Lossnoun

(in the plural) casualties, especially physically eliminated victims of violent conflict

‘The battle was won, but losses were great.’;

Shrinkagenoun

The act of shrinking; a contraction into less bulk or measurement.

Lossnoun

(financial) the sum an entity loses on balance

‘The sum of expenditures and taxes minus total income is a loss, when this difference is positive.’;

Shrinkagenoun

The amount of such contraction; the bulk or dimension lost by shrinking, as of grain, castings, etc.

Lossnoun

destruction, ruin

‘It was a terrible crash: both cars were total losses’;

Shrinkagenoun

Decrease in value; depreciation.

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Lossnoun

(engineering) electricity of kinetic power expended without doing useful work

‘The inefficiency of many old-fashioned power plants exceeds 60% loss before the subsequent losses during transport over the grid’;

Shrinkagenoun

process or result of becoming less or smaller;

‘the material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage’;

Lossverb

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Shrinkagenoun

the amount by which something shrinks

Lossnoun

The act of losing; failure; destruction; privation; as, the loss of property; loss of money by gaming; loss of health or reputation.

‘Assured loss before the match be played.’;

Shrinkagenoun

the act of stealing goods that are on display in a store;

‘shrinkage is the retail trade's euphemism for shoplifting’;

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Lossnoun

The state of losing or having lost; the privation, defect, misfortune, harm, etc., which ensues from losing.

‘Though thou repent, yet I have still the loss.’;

Lossnoun

That which is lost or from which one has parted; waste; - opposed to gain or increase; as, the loss of liquor by leakage was considerable.

Lossnoun

The state of being lost or destroyed; especially, the wreck or foundering of a ship or other vessel.

Lossnoun

Failure to gain or win; as, loss of a race or battle.

Lossnoun

Failure to use advantageously; as, loss of time.

Lossnoun

Killed, wounded, and captured persons, or captured property.

Lossnoun

Destruction or diminution of value, if brought about in a manner provided for in the insurance contract (as destruction by fire or wreck, damage by water or smoke), or the death or injury of an insured person; also, the sum paid or payable therefor; as, the losses of the company this year amount to a million of dollars.

Lossnoun

the act of losing;

‘everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock’;

Lossnoun

something that is lost;

‘the car was a total loss’; ‘loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt’;

Lossnoun

the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue;

‘the company operated at a loss last year’; ‘the company operated in the red last year’;

Lossnoun

gradual decline in amount or activity;

‘weight loss’; ‘a serious loss of business’;

Lossnoun

the disadvantage that results from losing something;

‘his loss of credibility led to his resignation’; ‘losing him is no great deprivation’;

Lossnoun

military personnel lost by death or capture

Lossnoun

the experience of losing a loved one;

‘he sympathized on the loss of their grandfather’;

Lossnoun

euphemistic expressions for death;

‘thousands mourned his passing’;

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