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gain 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/gān/,
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gains, 3rd person singular present; gaining, present participle; gained, past tense; gained, past participle;
  1. Obtain or secure (something desired, favorable, or profitable)
    • - a process that has gained the confidence of the industry
    • - their blend of acoustic folk pop gained them several chart hits
  2. Reach or arrive at (a desired destination)
    • - we gained the ridge
  3. Come closer to (a person or thing pursued)
    • - a huge bear gaining on him with every stride
  4. Bring over to one's interest or views; win over
    • - to gratify the queen and gain the court
  5. Increase the amount or rate of (something, typically weight or speed)
    • - she had gradually gained weight since her wedding
  6. Increase in value
    • - stocks also gained for the third day in a row
  7. Improve or advance in some respect
    • - canoeing is gaining in popularity
  8. (of a clock or watch) Become fast by (a specific amount of time)
    • - this atomic clock will neither gain nor lose a second in the next 1 million years
Noun
  1. An increase in wealth or resources
    • - the mayor was accused of using municipal funds for personal gain
  2. A thing that is achieved or acquired
    • - a balance between water loss and water gain
  3. The factor by which power or voltage is increased in an amplifier or other electronic device, usually expressed as a logarithm


  1. addition: 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"
  2. derive: obtain; "derive pleasure from one's garden"
  3. acquire: win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"
  4. profit: the advantageous quality of being beneficial
  5. amplification: the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
  6. profit: derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience"
  7. In electronics, gain is a measure of the ability of a circuit (often an amplifier) to increase the power or amplitude of a signal from the input to the output. It is usually defined as the mean ratio of the signal output of a system to the signal input of the same system. ...
  8. Gain is a brand of detergent made by Procter & Gamble.
  9. In finance, gain is a profit or an increase in value of an investment such as a stock or bond. Gain is calculated by fair market value or the proceeds from the sale of the investment minus the sum of the purchase price and all costs associated with it. ...
  10. The gain, also called improvement over random can be specified for a classifier and is an important measure to describe the performance of it.
  11. Gain (or amplification) in laser physics is a process, where the medium transfers part of its energy to the emitted electromagnetic radiation, resulting in an increase in laser power. This is basic principle of all lasers. ...
  12. Gain (ISBN 0-374-15996-3) is a novel by Richard Powers published by in 1998. It intertwines two stories: the first is the history of Clare International, a chemical conglomerate with origins in soap manufacturing in the early 18th century; the second is of Laura Bodey, a 42-year-old divorcée ...
  13. The act of gaining; What one gains, as a return on investment or dividend; The factor by which a signal is multiplied; To acquire possession of what one did not have before; To increase; To be more likely to catch or overtake an individual; To reach; To put on weight; To run fast; ...
  14. (Gaining) A stream or reach of a stream that receives water from the zone of saturation.
  15. (Gaining) Although this term is similar to found best stride late and finished well, there is a subtle difference in that this type of rally is more of a slow, steady gain rather than a quickerburst of speed associated with the other two terms.
  16. (Gains) Increases in equity (net assets) from peripheral or incidental transactions of an entity during a period except those that result from revenues or investments by owners.
  17. (Gains) Profits that are made on the disposal of investments (such as shares) and other assets. The profits made are normally liable to capital gains tax, but in some cases are liable to income tax.
  18. (Gains) The reinforcements an individual recieves for somaticing.
  19. To increase in level. The function of a volume control.
  20. an increase in money or property value.
  21. An increase in voltage or power, usually expressed in dB.
  22. The ratio of the change in output to the change in input, which caused it.
  23. Any increase or decrease in strength of an electrical signal. Gain is measured in terms of decibels or number of times of magnification.
  24. The difference or increase in audio levels from one point in the circuit to another.
  25. A measure of amplification expressed in dB.