gain

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
gain

Plural
gains

  1. A gain is the act of getting something.
    You have nothing to gain.
  2. What one gains, as a return on investment or dividend.
    No pain, no gain.
  3. The factor by which a signal is multiplied.

Verb[change]

Plain form
gain

Third-person singular
gains

Past tense
gained

Past participle
gained

Present participle
gaining

  1. You gain something by getting or receiving it.