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capital loss

noun
1.
loss from the sale of assets, as of bonds or real estate.
Origin of capital loss
1920-1925
1920-25
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Examples from the web for capital loss
  • Its decline in the past five years has imposed a huge capital loss on foreign-exchange reserves.
  • People have to live somewhere and owners are loth to accept a capital loss.

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