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The term gross usually denotes a compound size that, reduced by certain parts, results in the remaining size ( net ). Originally the word is derived from the Latin term brutus for "clumsy", "dull", "impure".

  • A gross weight includes the weight of the goods to be weighed and its packaging as well as other packaging units and the goods carrier , for example a transport pallet or a container . The difference between gross and net is called the tare weight for weights .
  • A gross price is the sum of the net value of the goods and sales tax .
  • A gross sales price is determined as part of the trade calculation.
  • A gross pay or content ( pay ) contains the income tax and the employees share the social security . The employer's share of social security contributions, on the other hand, is usually not stated in wages. (The reason for this is that the gross salary is stipulated in employment or collective bargaining agreements, while the employer's contribution to the social security contributions to be paid by the employer results from statutory provisions and cannot be directly influenced by the parties to the collective bargaining agreement.) is called employee compensation .
  • In architecture, the gross floor area of a building describes the entire area of ​​one floor, including all walls and structural parts. If you subtract this, you get the net floor area, which in common parlance can be explained as “visible and usable floor area”.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Schotts Almanach 2007, p. 215
  2. Tariff Ordinance of November 4, 1987 (as of January 1, 2012); SR 632.13