• (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"

  • the hurtful condition of having lost something or someone

    "We mourn his loss."

  • destruction, ruin

    "It was a terrible crash: both cars were total losses"

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

    "Loss of an arm"

  • (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."

  • an instance of losing, such as a defeat

    "The match ended in their first loss of the season."

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

    "The battle was won, but losses were great."

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