Define: Abnormal Loss

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Definition: Abnormal Loss


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A loss arising from a manufacturing or chemical progress in excess of normal loss.



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The loss arising from a manufacturing or chemical progress through abnormal wastage, shrinkage, seepage, or spoilage in excess of normal loss.

It may be expressed as a weight or volume or in other units appropriate to the process; It’s usually valued on the same basis as good output.

An abnormal gain is an unexpected surplus of output that may occur if the actual loss is less than anticipated.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Abnormal Loss are sourced/syndicated from:

  • Oxford Dictionary Of Economics
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 27th January 2019.