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  • the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
  • the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
  • the advantageous quality of being beneficial
  • a quantity that is added
    • there was an addition to property taxes this year
    • they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks
  • increase (one's body weight)
    • She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising
  • earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
    • How much do you make a month in your new job?
    • She earns a lot in her new job
    • this merger brought in lots of money
    • He clears $5,000 each month
  • increase or develop
    • the peace movement gained momentum
    • the car gathers speed
  • rise in rate or price
    • The stock market gained 24 points today
  • obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
    • The home team was gaining ground
    • After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference
  • reach a destination, either real or abstract
    • We hit Detroit by noon
    • The water reached the doorstep
    • We barely made it to the finish line
    • I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts
  • derive a benefit from
    • She profited from his vast experience
  • win something through one's efforts
    • I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese
    • Gain an understanding of international finance
  • obtain
    • derive pleasure from one's garden
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