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1. The line in a financial statement that shows net income or loss.
2. Financial matters, especially profit or loss.
3. The final result or statement; upshot: "The bottom line, however, is that he has escaped" (David Wise).
4. The main or essential point: "A lot can happen between now and December, but the bottom line—for now—is that the city is still heading toward default" (New York).
1. (Commerce) the last line of a financial statement that shows the net profit or loss of a company or organization
2. the final outcome of a process, discussion, etc
3. the most important or fundamental aspect of a situation
1. the last line of a financial statement, used for showing net profit or loss.
2. net profit or loss.
3. the deciding or crucial factor.
4. the result or outcome.
bottom line- A reference to the line at the bottom of a financial statement that shows the profit or balance.
See also related terms for profit.
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|Noun||1.||bottom line - the last line in an audit; the line that shows profit or loss|
line - text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen; "the letter consisted of three short lines"; "there are six lines in every stanza"
|2.||bottom line - the decisive point|
point - a brief version of the essential meaning of something; "get to the point"; "he missed the point of the joke"; "life has lost its point"