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  • 161loss ratio — loss′ ra tio n. bus the ratio of the losses paid by an insurer to premiums earned for a given period • Etymology: 1925–30 …

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  • 162loss leader — ☆ loss leader n. any article that a store sells cheaply or below cost in order to attract customers …

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  • 163loss ratio — n. the ratio between the losses incurred and the premiums earned by an insurance company during a specified time …

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  • 164loss|mak|er — «LS MAY kuhr, LOS », noun. British. a business or industry that shows consistent losses or deficits: »What happens, when two companies, both lossmakers, merge into one? The answer, as often as not, is one big lossmaker (Manchester Guardian… …

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  • 165loss|mak|ing — «LS MAY kihng, LOS », adjective. British. showing consistent losses or deficits …

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  • 166Loss function — In statistics and decision theory a loss function is a function that maps an event onto a real number intuitively representing some cost associated with the event. Typically it is used for parameter estimation, and the event in question is some… …

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  • 167Loss leader — A loss leader or leader [ [http://www.bartleby.com/61/46/L0084600.html Leader] , The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition , Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.] (also called a key value item in the United Kingdom) is a …

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  • 168Loss aversion — In prospect theory, loss aversion refers to the tendency for people strongly to prefer avoiding losses than acquiring gains. Some studies suggest that losses are twice as powerful, psychologically, as gains.Loss aversion was first convincingly… …

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  • 169Loss tangent — The loss tangent is a parameter of a dielectric material that quantifies its inherent dissipation of electromagnetic energy. The term refers to the tangent of the angle in a complex plane between the resistive (lossy) component of an… …

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  • 170Loss and Gain — Infobox Book | name = Loss and Gain image caption = Title Page, 8th Ed., 1881 author = John Henry Newman country = England language = English genre = Philosophical novel, Campus novel publisher = Burns Oates pub date = 1848 Loss and Gain is a… …

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  • 171Loss given default — Basel II Bank for International Settlements Basel Accords Basel I Basel II Background Banking Monetary policy Central bank Risk …

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  • 172loss leader — noun a featured article of merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customers • Syn: ↑drawing card, ↑leader • Hypernyms: ↑feature * * * noun : an article sold at a loss in order to draw customers * * * loss leading, adj. a popular article that …

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  • 173Löss-Hochebene — Das Lössplateau, Löss Hochland (Huangtu gaoyuan 黃土高原, siehe Abbildung) oder Löss Bergland in Nordchina ist eine Hochlandstufe, die den Übergang vom Nordchinesischen Tiefland zum Hochland der (Inneren) Mongolei im Norden sowie dem Hochland von… …

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  • 174loss reliefs — Relief available to sole traders, partnerships, and companies making losses, as adjusted for tax purposes. Capital allowances can create a trading loss or can enhance it. Trading losses can be carried forward to set against future trading profits …

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  • 175Loss of pressure control accident — Most commercial types of nuclear reactor use a pressure vessel to maintain pressure in the reactor plant. This is necessary in a pressurized water reactor to prevent boiling in the core, which could lead to a nuclear meltdown. This is also… …

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  • 176Loss payee clause — A loss payee clause (or loss payable clause) is a clause in a contract of insurance which provides that in the event of payment being made under the policy in relation to the insured risk, payment will be made to a third party rather than to the… …

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  • 177Loss of Strength Gradient — The Loss of Strength Gradient (LSG) was devised by Kenneth Boulding in 1962. He argued that the amount of a nation’s military power that could be brought to bear in any part of the world depended on geographic distance. The Loss of Strength… …

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  • 178Loss Carryback — An accounting technique with which a company retroactively applies net operating losses to a preceding year s income in order to reduce tax liabilities present in that previous year. Loss carrybacks are similar to loss carryforwards, except… …

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  • 179Loss Payee — The party to whom the claim from a loss is to be paid. Loss payee can mean several different things; in the insurance industry, the insured or the party entitled to payment is the loss payee. The insured can expect reimbursement from the… …

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  • 180loss reliefs — Relief available to sole traders, partnerships, and companies making losses, as adjusted for tax purposes. Capital allowances can create a trading loss or can enhance it. Trading losses can be carried forward to set against future trading profits …

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