capital loss


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cap′ital loss′


n.
loss from the sale of assets, as of bonds or real estate.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.capital loss - the amount by which the purchase price of an asset exceeds the selling price; the loss is realized when the asset is sold
financial loss - loss of money or decrease in financial value
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