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Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.Don Marquis
|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
Old English los
- an instance of losing
- The match ended in their first loss of the season.
- something that is lost
- It was written off as a loss.
- the condition of having lost something or someone
- We mourn his loss.
- (plural) casualties, especially in wartime
- The battle was won, but losses were great.
- (financial) The money a company loses. The expenditures and taxes minus total income, when this difference is positive.
- (engineering) power expended without doing useful work.
- We often use make or take a loss. See Appendix:Collocations of do, have, make, and take
instance of losing
financial: money a company loses
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- Dutch: verlies n.
- Interlingua: perdita
- Norwegian: tap
- Romanian: pierdere f.
- Spanish: pérdida
- Swedish: förlust u
From German Schloss
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