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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    Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself, can spare time for personal contention. Still less can he afford to take all the consequences, including the vitiating of his temper, and the loss of self-control. Yield larger things to which you can show no more than equal right; and yield lesser ones, though clearly your own. Better give your path to a dog, than be bitten by him in contesting for the right. Even killing the dog would not cure the bite.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    Progress may feel more like loss than gain.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)