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profit and loss

[ prof-ituhn laws, los ]
/ ˈprɒf ɪt ən ˈlɔs, ˈlɒs /
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noun Business.

the gain and loss arising from commercial or other transactions, applied especially to an account or statement of account in bookkeeping showing gains and losses in business.

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Origin of profit and loss

First recorded in 1580–90
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profit and loss

noun

accounting an account compiled at the end of a financial year showing that year's revenue and expense items and indicating gross and net profit or loss
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