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Loss

The opposite of gain.

Loss

Extracting less money from a transaction than one put into it. For example, a business' expenses may be $1 million for a year but it may only take in $800,000 in revenue. In such a case, the business has suffered a $200,000 loss. This is not always bad; most businesses lose money in the first few years of operation and this can reduce their tax liability when they do make a profit. However, losses over an extended period of time ultimately result in failure. See also: Gain, Paper Loss, Loss Carryforward, Loss Carryback.

loss

The deficiency of the amount received as opposed to the amount invested in a transaction. Compare gain. See also net loss.

loss

the shortfall between a firm's sales revenues received from the sale of its products and the total costs incurred in producing the firm's output (see BREAK-EVEN ANALYSIS). Losses may be of a temporary nature occasioned by, for example, a downturn in demand (see BUSINESS CYCLE) or due to an exceptional level of expenditures (such as the launch of a series of new products). Short-term losses are usually financed by a firm running down its RESERVES or by an increase in borrowings. Losses which are sustained over time typically arise from a firm's poor competitive position in a market (see COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE), and unless competitiveness can be restored market exit or DIVESTMENT may be the only practical way of remedying the situation. See MARKET SYSTEM.

loss

the difference that arises when a firm's TOTAL REVENUES are less than TOTAL COSTS. In the SHORT RUN, where firms’ total revenues are insufficient to cover VARIABLE COSTS, then they will exit from the market unless they perceive this situation as being temporary. In these circumstances, where firms’ total revenues are sufficient to cover variable costs and make some CONTRIBUTION towards FIXED COSTS, then they will continue to produce despite overall losses. In the LONG RUN, however, unless firms’ revenues are sufficient to cover both variable and fixed costs, then their overall losses will cause them to exit from the market. See MARKET EXIT, LOSS MINIMIZATION, PROFIT-AND-LOSS ACCOUNT.
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Another 17% (435) reported some other injury during deployment with no loss of consciousness or altered mental status, most commonly resulting from a fall or injury during training.
said his main indications for hyperbaric treatment include loss of consciousness, syncope, persistent altered mental status, seizure, hypotension, ataxia, and significant symptoms that persist after mask oxygen.
The patient denied any loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting, dysphagia, or change in vision.
In neurologic syncope, a careful examination will yield a history of seizure activity, prolonged loss of consciousness, diplopia, headache, muscle aches, and postictal symptoms.
The ANN guidelines divide concussion into three levels: Grade 1, which involves no loss of consciousness, with symptoms resolved in less than 15 minutes; Grade 2, with no loss of consciousness and symptoms lasting more than 15 minutes; and Grade 3, causing a loss of consciousness for any period of time.
Whenever a head blow produces an alteration of mental status, including transient confusion or amnesia with or without loss of consciousness, the athlete should be taken out of the activity until examined by a health-care provider familiar with these guidelines.
There was no loss of consciousness, and no investigation of possible MTBI at the time of injury.
an acronym for head injury assessment (H = hit on head, E = emergency room visits, L = loss of consciousness, P = any problems?
flushed skin, dry mouth, hallucinations (particularly seeing "small" people), and loss of consciousness for extended periods of time.
Only call 999 or go to A&E in a genuine life-threatening emergency, such as loss of consciousness, confused state and fits, persistent, severe chest pain, breathing difficulties or severe bleeding that can't be stopped.
As the team struggles to find an explanation for his loss of consciousness and unresponsiveness to their treatments, they recruit former prison doctor Jessica Adams.
5-cm right parietal scalp laceration, moderate bleeding, and an underlying hematoma, even though there was no loss of consciousness, vomiting, or seizure activity.