1. an instance of losing, such as a defeat
    The match ended in their first loss of the season.
  2. something that is lost
    It was written off as a loss.
  3. the hurtful condition of having lost something or someone
    We mourn his loss.
  4. casualties, especially physically eliminated victims of violent conflict
    The battle was won, but losses were great.
  5. the sum an entity loses on balance
    ''The sum of expenditures and taxes minus total income is a loss, when this difference is positive.
  6. destruction, ruin
    ''It was a terrible crash: both cars were total losses
  7. 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

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