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[n] the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
[n] the advantageous quality of being beneficial
[n] the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
[n] 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"
[v] increase (one's body weight)
[v] increase in; "gain momentum"; "gain nerve"
[v] rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today"
[v] 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"
[v] reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made the plane"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
[v] win something through one's efforts
[v] 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"
[v] derive benefit from
[v] obtain; "derive pleasure from one's garden"

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