from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A financial loss in business.
- noun The condition of showing a fiscal deficit.
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- noun idiomatic, business, management, accounting A
euphemismfor financial loss.
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- noun the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Sinovel is no longer a customer of American Superconductor, which blamed the loss of the Chinese firm's business for the red ink it reported for its fiscal first quarter, which ended June 30.