wastage

noun
wast·​age | \ ˈwā-stij How to pronounce wastage (audio) \

Definition of wastage

: loss, decrease, or destruction of something (as by use, decay, erosion, or leakage) especially : wasteful or avoidable loss of something valuable

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Examples of wastage in a Sentence

the slash-and-burn wastage of the surrounding countryside as the army made its way to the sea
Recent Examples on the Web But our recent Nature Climate Change article makes the case that reducing wastage in the power sector, focusing specifically on the grid, can be a critical lever in lowering national emissions. The Conversation/sarah Marie Jordaan/kavita Surana, Ars Technica, "We calculated emissions due to electricity loss on the power grid," 26 Dec. 2019 This predictability of price and timely availability of SKUs helps us and our partners plan better and avoid wastage. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "A Thai company plans to take on cash-and-carry giants in the Indian market," 5 Jan. 2020 But our recent Nature Climate Change article makes the case that reducing wastage in the power sector, focusing specifically on the grid, can be a critical lever in lowering national emissions. The Conversation/sarah Marie Jordaan/kavita Surana, Ars Technica, "We calculated emissions due to electricity loss on the power grid," 26 Dec. 2019 Ninjacart provides 100% traceability along the supply chain and has slashed food wastage to less than 1%, compared to 35% in traditional supply chains, the press release said. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "Walmart has made another bet on India’s e-commerce sector," 11 Dec. 2019 The World reports the ocean commercial Dungeness crab season in Oregon generally opens Dec. 1 but can be delayed to ensure a high-quality product and to avoid wastage of the resource. USA TODAY, "Feral hog hunting, coral restoration, West Nile research: News from around our 50 states," 11 Dec. 2019 But our recent Nature Climate Change article makes the case that reducing wastage in the power sector, focusing specifically on the grid, can be a critical lever in lowering national emissions. Kavita Surana, The Conversation, "We calculated emissions due to electricity loss on the power grid – globally, it’s a lot," 11 Dec. 2019 The client can also decide when to play the advertisement and how many times to play it, which minimises the wastage of money spent on ads. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "Truecaller taps into India’s fintech market to power its next phase of growth," 11 Nov. 2019 For children, whose still-developing bodies are more vulnerable to polio infection, the muscle wastage from polio can result in disfigurement if left untreated. Alexander B. Joy, The Atlantic, "Candy Land Was Invented for Polio Wards," 28 July 2019

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First Known Use of wastage

1735, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wastage was in 1735

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16 Feb 2020

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“Wastage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wastage. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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wastage

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How to pronounce wastage (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of wastage

: wasteful use of something valuable : loss of something by using too much of it or using it in a way that is not necessary or effective

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