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Great; culpable; general; absolute. A thing in gross exists in its own right, and not as an appendage to another thing. Before or without diminution or deduction. Whole; entire; total; as in the gross sum, amount, weight—as opposed to net. Not adjusted or reduced by deductions or subtractions.

Out of all measure; beyond allowance; flagrant; shameful; as a gross dereliction of duty, a gross injustice, gross carelessness or Negligence. Such conduct as is not to be excused.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

GROSS. Absolute; entire, not depending on another. Vide Common.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Along with the increased marketing budget, sorting out supply chain issues and stock shortages will quickly drive down a company's gross margin.
bottom line depends mostly on the gross margin percent of the products you sell.
Institutional investors believed that increased gross margin of Hon Hai in the third quarter may be associated with subsidies provided by Apple to its suppliers, as a response to the labor problem plaguing the Chinese factories of Foxconn, a subsidiary of Hon Hai, earlier this year and compensation for other suppliers, which turned down orders from other clients to meet the demand of Apple.
Ericsson's gross margin climbed to 33.3 percent in the first three months of the year, from 30.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, but remained below the 2011 first quarter level of 38.5 percent.
Trina Solar, China's largest solar panel maker by market value, has forecast falling raw materials prices and firmer demand for solar products will aid a rebound in third-quarter gross margins after this quarter's slip, while it maintains its panel shipment targets for the full year.
The company's gross margin was 57.2% for the second quarter, while for the first six months of the fiscal year it was 60.5%.
The gross margin is the value of sales less the direct cost of sales.
Reported gross margin contracted 58 basis points to 22.44%, while FIFO gross margin (which excludes the LIFO charge) declined 60 basis points to 22.51%.
* Are we able to determine the gross margin for the different type of service offering by line of business, customers and region in real time?
This capital expenditure will drop its gross margin by 130 basis points.
The gross margin averaged 7.8% of revenue, with North American gross margins falling over 7 points to 4.1%.