Loss Ratio

Business / Finance / Loss Ratio: The ratio of losses paid or accrued by an insurer to premiums collected over a year.

Other Words for Loss

Loss Verb Synonyms: deprivation, bereavement, privation, denial, sacrifice, forfeiture, disappearance
Loss Noun Synonyms: diminution, erosion, reduction, impoverishment, depletion, shrinkage
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Other Words for Ratio

Ratio Adverb Synonyms: proportion, relationship, correlation, correspondence
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Panglossian

Entertainment / Literature / Panglossian: The word is an eponym based on the fictional Dr. Pangloss from Voltaire's satire, Candide. Dr. Pangloss is a naively optimistic pedant who upholds the doctrine that 'all is for the best,' and that 'we MORE

Paper Gain (Loss)

Business / Finance / Paper Gain (Loss): Unrealized capital gain (loss) on securities held in a portfolio based on a comparison of current market price to original cost. MORE

Packer Concentration

Business / Agriculture / Packer Concentration: The degree to which a few large firms dominate total sales within segments of the meat packing industry, which, some farmers and other critics contend, can cause or at least contribute to lower prices MORE

P-E Ratio

Business / Finance / P-E Ratio: Current stock price divided by trailing annual earnings per share or expected annual earnings per share. Assume XYZ Co. sells for $25.50 per share and has earned $2.55 per share this year; $25.50 = 10 MORE

Osseointegration

Health / Dentistry / Osseointegration: Implies that a contact is established without interposition of non-bone tissue between normal remodeled bone and an implant entailing a sustained transfer and distribution of load from the implant to MORE

Overtime Loss

Entertainment / Ice Hockey / Overtime Loss: The result for a team that loses a game in overtime that was tied after regulation; this category was created starting with the 1999-2000 season and is worth 1 point in the standings. MORE

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