retrenchment


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re·trench·ment 1

 (rĭ-trĕnch′mənt)
n.
1. A cutting down or back; reduction.
2. A curtailment of expenses.

re·trench·ment 2

 (rĭ-trĕnch′mənt)
n.
The act of consolidating one's strength, as for further efforts.

retrenchment

(rɪˈtrɛntʃmənt)
n
1. (Banking & Finance) the act of reducing expenditure in order to improve financial stability
2. (Fortifications) an extra interior fortification to reinforce outer walls

re•trench•ment

(rɪˈtrɛntʃ mənt)

n.
1. the act of retrenching; a cutting down or off, as by the reduction of expenses.
2. an interior work within a fortification, to which a garrison may retreat.
[1590–1600; < French retrenchement. See retrench, -ment]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.retrenchment - entrenchment consisting of an additional interior fortification to prolong the defense
entrenchment, intrenchment - an entrenched fortification; a position protected by trenches
2.retrenchment - the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
saving, economy - an act of economizing; reduction in cost; "it was a small economy to walk to work every day"; "there was a saving of 50 cents"

retrenchment

noun cutback, cuts, economy, reduction, pruning, contraction, cost-cutting, rundown, curtailment, tightening your belt a need for economic retrenchment
investment, expansion
Translations

retrenchment

[rɪˈtrentʃmənt] N
1. (frm) (= cutting back) → racionalización f de gastos, recorte m de gastos
2. (Mil) → empalizada f interior

retrenchment

n (of expenditure)Einschränkung f, → Kürzung f; (of personnel)Einsparung f

retrenchment

[rɪˈtrɛntʃmənt] nriduzione f delle spese
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When you have paid us our price, there will be need of retrenchment.
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It was taken for granted that Poiret would not be replaced, and that would be a retrenchment.
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