Fading vs Loss - What's the difference?

fading | loss |

As nouns the difference between fading and loss

is that fading is the act of something that fades; gradual diminishment while loss is (lus).

As a verb fading

is .




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    (en noun)
  • The act of something that fades; gradual diminishment.
  • * 1854 , (Herman Melville), (Israel Potter)
  • (obsolete) An Irish dance; also, the burden of a song.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • Fading is a fine jig.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • delicate burthens of dildos and fadings
    (Webster 1913)



    Alternative forms

    * (obsolete)


  • an instance of losing, such as a defeat
  • The match ended in their first loss of the season.
  • The result of an alteration in a function or characteristic of the body, or of its previous integrity.
  • Loss of an arm ; loss of weight ; loss of cognitive functions ; loss of appetite.
  • the hurtful condition of having lost something or someone
  • We mourn his loss .
  • (in the plural) casualties, especially physically eliminated victims of violent conflict
  • The battle was won, but losses were great.
  • (financial) the sum an entity loses on balance
  • ''The sum of expenditures and taxes minus total income is a loss , when this difference is positive.
  • destruction, ruin
  • ''It was a terrible crash: both cars were total losses
  • (engineering) electricity of kinetic power expended without doing useful work
  • The inefficiency of many old-fashioned power plants exceeds 60% loss''' before the subsequent ' losses during transport over the grid

    Usage notes

    * We often use make' or ' take a loss. See


    * gain * win * (financial) profit

    Derived terms

    * loss leader * loss ratio * at a loss * for a loss




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