an advantage or improvement, especially one achieved by planning or effort:
The party made considerable gains at local elections.
substantial gains in efficiency
the potential gains from improved marketing
There are obvious gains for the student.
an increase in the amount or level of something [≠ loss]
increase[uncountable and countable]
a gain in weekly output
Retail sales showed a gain of 0.4%.
The Democratic Party needed a net gain of only 20 votes.
Eating too many fatty goods could cause weight gain.
financial profit, especially when this seems to be the only thing someone is interested in [≠ loss]
financial/economic/capital etc gain
They are seeking to realize the maximum financial gain.
a pre-tax gain of $20 million
for gain➔ capital gains
Such research should not be for personal gain.
money or advantages obtained dishonestly - used humorously