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loss

1. Electronics a measure of the power lost in an electrical system expressed as the ratio of or difference between the input power and the output power
2. at a loss at less than the cost of buying, producing, or maintaining (something)

loss

[lȯs]
(communications)
(engineering)
Power that is dissipated in a device or system without doing useful work. Also known as internal loss.

loss

(jargon)
Something (not a person) that loses; a situation in which something is losing. Emphatic forms include "moby loss", and "total loss", "complete loss". Common interjections are "What a loss!" and "What a moby loss!" Note that "moby loss" is OK even though **"moby loser" is not used; applied to an abstract noun, moby is simply a magnifier, whereas when applied to a person it implies substance and has positive connotations.

Compare lossage.
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Key rating factors that could result in positive rating actions for GLOC include near-term reduced exposure to high risk markets, significant reduction in leverage at the holding company level and an expansion of the traditional life segment in GLOC's business mix.
The company has set up Air Lines of Communication (ALOCs) and GLOCs all around Africa to support its customers.
This is not for the first time that GLOCs has been closed.
An example of this is the closure of a GLOC due to local government no longer securing the area and allowing its people to protest.
The Pakistani envoy apprised the lawmaker of the recent positive developments such as the opening of the GLOCs, and discussed ways to strengthen the relationship further.
He said Pakistan's decision to re-open GLOCs underlined its commitment in helping to secure a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.
We want to see, obviously, the GLOCs open as soon as possible, but this is a logistically challenging region, so we like that built-in redundancy," he said, adding that those negotiations are ongoing.
If we do not get movement in the Pak GLOCs -- as you know, much of the job of bringing home all of the equipment that the marines and the army need will fall to the backs of the air force to haul out.
The US administration would do well to apologize for its mistakes in the firing incident," she said adding that this would also help in the reopening of GLOCs.