profit and loss

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n profit and loss an account compiled at the end of an accounting period to show gross and net profit or loss
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Profit and loss gain or loss arising from buying and selling, &c
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Quotations

  • American Proverb
    American Proverb
    “Cut your losses and let your profits run.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. profectus, progress—proficĕre, profectum, to make progress.

Usage

In literature:

Everywhere order slowly began to replace confusion; hope, despair; and profits, losses.
"The Future of the American Negro" by Booker T. Washington
The "profit and loss" account, or the "revenue account.
"Principles of Mining" by Herbert C. Hoover
You may object to that statement, because you speculate to make profits, and not for the purpose of avoiding losses.
"Successful Stock Speculation" by John James Butler
We were figuring profits and losses on your cows, Mrs.
"The Brown Mouse" by Herbert Quick
I'll write it off to profit and loss.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
If let on share-profit, the landlord and tenant shared the loss proportionately to their stipulated share of profit.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Figure it profit and loss, my boy, he had concluded bruskly.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
All questions of duty are merged into a calculation of profit and loss.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
There is honour and profit in complying with what is right, loss and disgrace in declining to what is wrong.
"Elements of Gaelic Grammar" by Alexander Stewart
Profit and loss cancel each other and you have your sugar at 6.00.
"About sugar buying for Jobbers" by B. W. Dyer
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In poetry:

Oh, let's go out to the county fair
And breathe the balmy country air,
And whittle a stick and look at the hosses,
Discuss the farmer's profit and losses.
"The County Fair" by Edwin Carty Ranck
If but some vengeful god would call to me
From up the sky, and laugh: "Thou suffering thing,
Know that thy sorrow is my ecstasy,
That thy love's loss is my hate's profiting!"
"Hap" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Let's Get Profit and Loss Out of Health Care.
No-Fault – Work loss calculated on W-2 and Subchapter S flow-through profits.
Calculating Profit and Loss at Fourth Street Live.
No- Fault – Work loss calculated on W-2 and Subchapter S flow-through profits.
Travelers posted a record quarterly operating profit as prices rose and losses from natural disasters fell sharply, the property insurance company said on Thursday.
No-Fault – Work loss calculated on W-2 and Subchapter S flow -through profits.
She is responsible for business growth, customer interface, profit and loss, engineering, and program management.
News coverage of domestics and international postal services, profit and loss, rates and more.
News coverage of domestics and international postal service s, profit and loss, rates and more.
Profit and loss statements are poor predictors of future performance.
That's an accomplishment considering how other automakers are taking big losses there in sales and profits and the overall market is headed for a 20-year sales low.
GM said it earned $1.48 billion from July through September, down from $1.73 billion a year earlier, as European pretax losses widened and North American profits fell.
Unique Selling Propositions Drive Profits and Loss.
North Dakota's state Mill and Elevator made $2.2 million in profits during July, August and September, and its manager says he's confident the mill's recent huge losses won't be returning.
SAP and Fiserv among vendors coming out with business intelligence tools aiming to help banks be profitable in spite of a loss of fee income.
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In science:

Note that the values of the above profit and loss functions L represent outcomes with the natural preference relation on them (“the bigger the profit, the better ”) that coi ncides with the order of real numbers.
Price as a matter of choice and nonstochastic randomness
What is, probably, more important, the buyer and the seller may have very different asset-liability and financing constraints, resulting in diversity of the profit and loss functions L.
Price as a matter of choice and nonstochastic randomness
The set of values of the profit and loss function (10 ’) comprises the set of outcomes with the natural preference relation on it: the bigger the profit, the better.
Price as a matter of choice and nonstochastic randomness
The daily profit and loss and balance sheet for a fund, performance measurement, a “great deal” of analysis, asset liability matching, portfolio optimisation (eg of a £20Bn fund) and extensive data manipulation all occur within the spreadsheet environment.
The Importance and Criticality of Spreadsheets in the City of London
Using Monte Carlo simulation techniques, the model generates 1,000 hypothetical foreign exchange spot and volatility rates and calculates the resulting profit or loss.
The Role of Spreadsheets in the Allied Irish Bank / Allfirst Currency Trading Fraud
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