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1. An increase in value, as of an asset. opposite of loss.
2. The amount of an investor's proceeds that is considered capital gains for taxation purposes. This is the proceeds from the sale of the security minus the cost of the security, including most charges.

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The gain was substantial as we were not expecting such a high return on the investment for only one quarter.

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The newly acquired business helped the growing company report quite the gain, as their profits increased dramatically after they had been acquired.

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Although the manufacturer spent a lot of money on purchasing new equipment, the increased product output that would result made the expensive equipment a gain for the manufacturer, instead of a loss.

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