"loss"' may refer to:

*A negative difference between retail price and cost of production
*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
**Reflection loss, a loss which causes energy to be reflected back toward its source
**Return loss, the ratio of the amplitude of the reflected wave to the amplitude of the incident wave
* in laser physics, loss (or background loss, or round-trip loss) may refer to the part of the energy of the optical field, that becomes unusable at each rond-trip in the cavity due to the scattering or absorption.In the arts:
*Loss (film), a 2008 film by Maris Martinsons.
*Joe Loss, the founder of The Joe Loss Orchestra
*"Loss" (album), the debut album of Mull Historical Society
*Loss (comics), a mutant comic book character
*Lord Loss (character), the Demon Lord from Darren Shan's 10 book series "The Demonata"
*"The Loss" (TNG episode), a fourth-season episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation"

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