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From Latin brutus, stupid It is an adjective that allows to name the one who is awkward, foolish, incapable, rude or lacking civility . The term can be used as a synonym for wild or beast . According to the context, it denotes a certain contempt for those who are qualified as such, generally referring to their lack of culture or instruction.

For example: "Ariel is a brute: he was playing ball and broke the window", “Don't be gross, the capital of Colombia is Bogotá”, “Conan is a very friendly but a bit rough dog of San Bernardo”, "The brute of Juan Pablo failed the test again".

Regarding one thing, gross is something without polish or coarse . This means that the product or material in question was not worked in detail, but is offered in its natural state or in a first version: “The gross table has a cost of 100 pesos, although I can polish and varnish it for 20 pesos more”, “My aunt is dedicated to buying the stones gross and then create crafts ”.

Regarding this meaning, it can be said that a person is "a diamond in the rough", denoting that he has a large capacity in one or more fields and that this has not been exploited. Mythical cases such as the story of the great tenor Caruso, who was discovered by chance while working in the port and singing to the four winds, unaware of having a voice that would revolutionize the world of opera, are clear examples of precious stones that had to be polished to reveal all its beauty.

Gross can also be applied to a quantity of money to which no discount or retention has been applied. In this sense, gross is the opposite of net. A net salary 5,000 pesos can be converted, after discounts for social security (retirement, insurance, social work), into a net salary of 4,100 pesos.

It is known by the name of gross margin (or of benefit) to the result of subtracting the expenses of production or acquisition of a good or service at its sales price without VAT. It is a unit margin that does not take taxes into account and can be expressed in money or units sold.

Similarly, the gross weight it is the total weight of a product or a merchandise, while the net weight is the real weight of that without counting the weight of the container. A person buy a kilo of olives in brine, but only receive eight hundred net grams of olives. This means that the gross weight of the package was one kilo, with two hundred grams between the container and the brine and the remaining eight hundred grams in olives.

Gross was also the last name of Marco Junio, a military Roman belonging to the last stage of the Republic. He lived between the years 85 a. C. and 42 a. C., and also devoted himself to politics, always leading his convictions. He is especially remembered for having been among the conspiracy leaders whose objective was the execution of Julio César, two years before his own death. Other members of his family were also involved in the murder and his mother was a lover of Julio César himself.

Following this extramarital affair, some historians point out that Julius Caesar could have been Marco's true father. This is called into question when the dates are carefully reviewed, since certain sources indicate that the love relationship began ten years after its birth. After the murder of Julio César, Brutus and the other conspirators had to flee, since the populate Roman accused them of traitors. Finally, Brutus committed suicide to avoid being captured.

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