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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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First, we examine how investors behave when they have a stock in which they have a paper gain or paper loss and when the market conditions for the stock are favorable or unfavorable.
Paper gain of $115,730 at a fair market value of $21.00 a share on Sept.
One investor made a killing by buying 40,000 shares at 218p, and within minutes the stock shot up to 240p, marking a paper gain of pounds 8,800.
That meant McCann had a paper gain on his shares of pounds 4.4million for the day.
In 2009, Holding MRSK received a RUB 58.7 bn RAS net income; however, the bulk of this amount was paper gain, due to the revaluation of assets.
Paper gain of $80,886 at a fair market value of $7.95 a share on Sept.
His broker bought ten million shares in Chippenham-based Brunel, which makes manufacturing machinery, on Thursday and two million more on Friday, all at about 21/4p before watching them rise 11/4p to close the week at 31/1p, a paper gain so far of about pounds 150,000.
Paper gain of $65,100 at a fair market value of $25.02 a share on Aug.
Yesterday the club's shares rose 15 pence to 307.5pence meaning McCann made a paper gain of pounds 2.2million on his majority stake.
This would leave staff with a paper gain of almost pounds 7 for each option exercised, while investors who bought in at the flotation price would still be less than pounds 5 ahead.
Paper gain of $96,150 at a fair market value of $33.05 per share.
Paper gain of $1,542,830 at a fair market value of $58.11 a share on June 13.