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(Verb) An extraordinary loss is a loss a company incurs due to a one-off factor, such as an earthquake, fire, labor dispute, lawsuit and real estate and securities transactions. Even a loss that reoccurs over several years can sometimes be treated as an extraordinary loss if special circumstances cause it to spike in a certain year. In recent years, many Japanese companies were compelled to record substantial extraordinary losses due to restructuring, changes to their accounting rules and stock market declines. But a growing number of them will likely see such losses decline now that their financial health has improved.
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(Adult / Slang)
1. An abbreviation, prefix, symbolic, and euphemism for any of the following: adult, sex, sexy, pornography, as in X-rated, X-girls, X-appeal, Xciting, seX, seXcetera, X-traordinary, XXX. ' Put the XXX back in Xmas ' ( Good Vibrations ).

2. Affectionate symbol for one or more kisses at the end of a letter or Valentine, the number of Xes equaling the number of kisses. Love and kisses. XXX. According to Tomima Edmark ( Kissing . 1991) this custom: ' originated in the Middle Ages. The illiterate would draw an "X" on the signature line of a contract when they couldn't sign their name and then kiss the contract to show sincerity. Eventually the "X" itself came to signify a kiss.'

QUOTE: Lawrence Paros. The Erotic Tongue (1984): ' In his work on the history of sex, Rabbi Brasch traces the X symbol for a kiss to the sign for two mouths kissing: >-<, going back to the time when illiterates signed legal documents with an X and then kissed the paper to lend it even greater veracity. Before long, the kiss was fully identified with the mark. In the fifties, we validated our affection by a string of Xs at the end of a letter, a stamp posted upside down on the envelope, and SWAHAAK ("sealed with a hug and a kiss") on the back.'

3. Slang name for the vagina. X marks the spot. See vagina for synonyms.

4. Street name for the illegal drug ecstasy.

5. In genetics, the X chromosome.

6. An abbreviation for cross, as in X-eyes, cross eyes.


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(Noun) The 24th letter of the modern English alphabet

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