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shrinkage

noun shrink·age \ˈshriŋ-kij, especially Southern ˈsriŋ-\

: the amount by which something becomes smaller or less

: the act or process of becoming smaller in amount, size, or value

Full Definition of SHRINKAGE

1
:  the act or process of shrinking
2
a :  the loss in weight of livestock during shipment and in the process of preparing the meat for consumption
b :  the loss of goods especially by theft <inventory shrinkage>
3
:  the amount lost by shrinkage
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Examples of SHRINKAGE

  1. The shrinkage in contributions is significant.
  2. a shrinkage of 10 percent
  3. the shrinkage of the polar ice caps

First Known Use of SHRINKAGE

1800

Rhymes with SHRINKAGE

SHRINKAGE Defined for Kids

shrinkage

noun shrink·age \ˈshriŋ-kij\

Definition of SHRINKAGE for Kids

:  the amount by which something shrinks or becomes less

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