#### Mathematical English Usage - a Dictionary

##### by Jerzy Trzeciak

## loss

[*see also*: harm

It simplifies the argument, and causes no loss of generality, to assume......

This involves no loss of generality.

Without loss of generality we can assume that......

[In many cases, the phrase ”without loss of generality” can be omitted; write simply:
* We can assume that......* Do not use the abbreviation “w.l.o.g.'']

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