- a measure of the increase in signal amplitude produced by an amplifier, expressed as the ratio of output to input.
- the effectiveness of a directional antenna as compared with a standard, nondirectional one.
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OTHER WORDS FROM gaingain·a·ble, adjectiveun·gain·a·ble, adjective
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How to use gain in a sentence
Because if I ask the question, there’s a chance I might blow up a personal relationship or ruin a work relationship, whereas the gains to be made are, in some cases at least not life-changing.Can I Ask You a Ridiculously Personal Question? (Ep. 451)|Stephen J. Dubner|February 11, 2021|Freakonomics
On average, participants in each of the program’s training groups saw similar gains.
The stunning losses followed spectacular gains last month, which drew in many new investors chasing the hype and potential profits.Robinhood lifts GameStop restrictions as U.S. markets close in on best week since November|Hamza Shaban|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
Broad-based gains in tech, autos and pharma are pushing global equities ever closer to an all-time high.Here’s what’s driving global stocks to new all-time highs|Bernhard Warner|February 5, 2021|Fortune
Republicans now expect to make gains in upcoming redistricting that could exceed the current 10-seat margin of Democratic control.Republicans worry their big tent will mean big problems in 2022 elections|Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
The email appears to have been a relatively common attempt to gain personal information from a wide range of unwitting victims.
In an effort to gain early attention, he focused his attention on the Iowa precinct caucuses, which had never mattered much.
How does it happen that citizens of modest means suffer as public sector unions gain?
But Goff called it “insulting” to suggest that he might be running a super PAC for personal gain.
Those with a slightly sleazier bent have dredged up reports of his weight gain, substance abuse, and arrest.D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’ Was Worth Waiting 15 Years For|James Joiner|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Renounce the good law of the worshippers of Mazda, and thou shalt gain such a boon as the Murderer gained, the ruler of nations.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
To add point to this success, he knew that the victor of Montebello was straining every nerve to gain this very prize.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
How great glory did he gain when he lifted up his hands, and stretched out swords against the cities?The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
We have other things to engage us now, but I sometimes think all is not gain that the march of progress brings.
The power to expel members is incident to every society or association unless organized primarily for gain.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
British Dictionary definitions for gain (1 of 3)
- to get nearer (to) or catch up (on)
- to get farther away (from)
- to obtain extra time by a delay or postponement
- (of a timepiece) to operate too fast
Derived forms of gaingainable, adjective
Word Origin for gain
British Dictionary definitions for gain (2 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for gain (3 of 3)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with gain
In addition to the idiom beginning with gain
- gain ground
- ill-gotten gains
- no pain, no gain
- nothing ventured, nothing gained