Loss

Loss may refer to:

  • A negative difference between retail price and cost of production
    • Loss leader a deliberate commercial loss made in the expectation of recouping it by profitable sales of other lines
  • An event in which the team or individual in question did not win
  • Loss (baseball), a pitching statistic in baseball
  • Attenuation, a reduction in amplitude and intensity of a signal
  • In telecommunications, loss is a decrease in signal in a communications system:
    • Angular misalignment loss, power loss caused by the deviation from optimum angular alignment
    • Bridging loss, the loss that results when an impedance is connected across a transmission line
    • Coupling loss, the loss that occurs when energy is transferred from one circuit, optical device, or medium to another
    • Insertion loss, the decrease in transmitted signal power resulting from the insertion of a device in a transmission line or optical fiber
    • Path loss, the attenuation undergone by an electromagnetic wave in transit from a transmitter to a receiver
      • Free-space path loss, the loss in signal strength that would result if all influences were sufficiently removed having no effect on its propagation
    • Return loss, the ratio of the amplitude of the reflected wave to the amplitude of the incident wave
  • Round-trip loss in laser physics refers to energy lost due to scattering or absorption
  • Loss function, in statistics, a function representing the cost associated with an event

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Bleeding
... and British spelling differences), is the loss of blood or blood escape from the circulatory system ... Desanguination is a massive blood loss, and the complete loss of blood is referred to as exsanguination ... Typically, a healthy person can endure a loss of 10–15% of the total blood volume without serious medical difficulties, and blood donation typically takes 8–10% of the donor's blood volume ...
HMS Ark Royal (91) - Final Voyage and Sinking - Investigation
... Following the sinking, a Board of Inquiry was established to investigate the loss ... The Bucknill Committee, which had been set up to investigate the loss of major warships, also produced a report ... design failure, which contributed to the loss Ark Royal depended on electricity for much of her operation, and once the boilers and steam dynamos were knocked out, the loss of power made damage control difficult ...
Wear - Measurement
... International and respective subcommittees such as Committee G-2, should be expressed as loss of material during wear in terms of volume ... The volume loss gives a truer picture than weight loss, particularly when comparing the wear resistance properties of materials with large differences in density ... For example, a weight loss of 14 g in a sample of tungsten carbide + cobalt (density = 14000 kg/m³) and a weight loss of 2.7 g in a similar sample of aluminium alloy (density = 2700 ...
Indefinite Leave To Remain - Loss
... ILR may also be curtailed by the Home Secretary for reasons of national security or if the holder of the ILR commits an offence that could lead to their deportation from the United Kingdom ... A person may also lose ILR by leaving the United Kingdom for more than two years ...
Loss - Arts
... Loss (film), a 2008 film by Maris Martinsons Joe Loss (1909–1990), founder of The Joe Loss Orchestra Loss (Mull Historical Society album), 2001 Loss (Bass Communion album ...

Famous quotes containing the word loss:

    There is no greater wealth than Virtue,
    and no greater loss than to forget it.
    Tiruvalluvar (c. 5th century A.D.)

    For sleeping, like death,
    Must be won without pride,
    With a nod from nature,
    With a lack of strain,
    And a loss of stature.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    One has but to observe a community of beavers at work in a stream to understand the loss in his sagacity, balance, co-operation, competence, and purpose which Man has suffered since he rose up on his hind legs.... He began to chatter and he developed Reason, Thought, and Imagination, qualities which would get the smartest group of rabbits or orioles in the world into inextricable trouble overnight.
    James Thurber (1894–1961)