Oxidation - gain of oxygen?

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2NO + O2 -> 2NO2
"Oxidation of NO"

So a reactant - 2NO doesn't seem to lose an electron, it only gains an additional oxygen atom. So, I guess, oxidation is also gain of an oxygen? ...
 

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2Na + F2 → 2NaF

Is this an oxidation?
 
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NO doesn't seem to lose an electron
Do you know what oxidation state/oxidation number is? Can you calculate it for N?
 

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