shrinkage

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

Definition of shrinkage

  1. 1 :  the act or process of shrinking

  2. 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. 3 :  the amount lost by shrinkage

Examples of shrinkage in a sentence

  1. The shrinkage in contributions is significant.

  2. a shrinkage of 10 percent

  3. the shrinkage of the polar ice caps

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First Known Use of shrinkage

1800


SHRINKAGE Defined for English Language Learners

shrinkage

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

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

shrinkage

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noun shrink·age \ˈshriŋ-kij\

Definition of shrinkage for Students

  1. :  the amount by which something shrinks or becomes less



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