- 1The fact or process of losing something or someone: avoiding loss of time funding cuts will lead to job lossesMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The reason for the possible job losses is possible barrack closures at the Garrison.
- They have admitted the financial crisis could mean more job losses and ward closures.
- His own school is facing job losses as it is in the process of moving from two forms of entry to one.
- 1.2The state or feeling of grief when deprived of someone or something of value: I feel a terrible sense of lossMás ejemplos en oraciones
- We are all subject to the pain of loss, grief, sadness and even plain disappointment.
- The large crowds at the funeral ceremonies reflected the sense of loss and grief felt throughout the neighbourhood.
- You should be careful of people's deeply felt grief and sense of loss before you dismiss them as selfish cynics.
- 1.3 [in singular] A person or thing that is badly missed when lost: he will be a great loss to many peopleMás ejemplos en oraciones
- He is a huge loss for the community and will be greatly missed by his cousins, friends and neighbours.
- He will be a great loss and will be sadly missed by everybody at the club.
- He is a great loss to the Trien community and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
- 1.4 Physics A reduction of power within or among circuits, measured as a ratio of power input to power output.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- There are other sources of power loss in a transformer, but those are much more complicated.
- This new method not only reduces voltage and power loss in the switch path, but also lowers the cost and simplifies design.
- In addition to peak voltage limiting, the circuit can reduce the total circuit loss, including both switching and snubber losses.
at a loss
- 1Puzzled or uncertain what to think, say, or do: [with infinitive]: she became popular, and was at a loss to know why he was at a loss for wordsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Needless to say I was at a loss for words and thought, is he being his humorous self or is he serious?
- Then we were at a loss for what to do next till I mentioned bowling.
- It's an easy, catch all term that you can apply when you're at a loss for words.
- 2Making less money than is spent buying, operating, or producing something: a railroad running at a lossMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The other was borrowing substantial funds and operating at a loss continuously.
- One contractor has said he does not intend to operate at a loss and will now re-evaluate his fees.
- Bookings are falling because the building is in such a poor state, and so the building is operating at a loss.