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noun gain pronunciation in British English /ɡeɪn/ 
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singulargain
pluralgains
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] an improvement or increase in something

    The baby's weight gain during the first six months was normal.

    The Green Party made big gains in the local elections.

    gain in:

    We have seen impressive gains in productivity over the last 12 months.

  2. 2
    [countable] a benefit, or an advantage

    It is a policy that will bring significant gains to all sections of the community.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] the money or other benefits that you can get from something
    for personal/material/financial gain:

    He seems to have entered politics solely for personal gain.

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