Definition of shrinkage
1 : the act or process of shrinking
2a : the loss in weight of livestock during shipment and in the process of preparing the meat for consumptionb : the loss of goods especially by theft inventory shrinkage
3 : the amount lost by shrinkage
Examples of shrinkage in a Sentence
The shrinkage in contributions is significant.
a shrinkage of 10 percent
the shrinkage of the polar ice caps
Recent Examples of shrinkage from the Web
The inventory shrinkage represents a return to normal, according to housing market data.
Wet AMD is caused by the growth of abnormal blood vessels that leak fluid into the macula, while dry AMD is linked with the shrinkage of tissue and cell death in the macula.
Seventy-six percent of patients with 17 different types of cancer had tumor shrinkage, and after 12 months, 79% of the responsive patients did not report cancer progression.
With four of Canada’s biggest banks reporting second-quarter results, the trend shows decelerating growth in home loan portfolios and, in some cases, shrinkage.
In the past half century, some of the ice formations in Montana have lost 85% of their size, and the average shrinkage is 39%, a study released by the U.S. Geological Survey and Portland State University says.
The next shrinkage to look for in our biz is the consolidation of Regional Sports Networks.
Everyone’s brain changes with age, and shrinkage in some areas of the brain can result in memory lapses or difficulty multitasking.
Right: 6-scablands A wall of basalt at Frenchman Coulee lures rock climbers and shows the shrinkage cracks that formed in cooling lava millions of years ago.
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First Known Use of shrinkage
SHRINKAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shrinkage for English Language Learners
: the amount by which something becomes smaller or less
: the act or process of becoming smaller in amount, size, or value
SHRINKAGE Defined for Kids
Definition of shrinkage for Students
: the amount by which something shrinks or becomes less
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