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
References in classic literature ?
She consulted, and in a degree was influenced by her in marking out the scheme of retrenchment which was at last submitted to Sir Walter.
She considered it as an act of indispensable duty to clear away the claims of creditors with all the expedition which the most comprehensive retrenchments could secure, and saw no dignity in anything short of it.
It was taken for granted that Poiret would not be replaced, and that would be a retrenchment.
In front of the table benches arranged in zigzag form, like the circumvallations of a retrenchment, formed a succession of bastions and curtains set apart for the use of the members of the club; and on this especial evening one might say, "All the world was on the ramparts.
When you have paid us our price, there will be need of retrenchment.
She was grieved beyond measure to part with Briggs, but her means required that she should practise every retrenchment, and her sorrow was mitigated by the idea that her dear Briggs would be far better provided for by her generous patron than in her humble home.
Retrenchment is not isolationism; it is an adjustment of strategic goals and means.
The Coalition's record on working age social security is reviewed under the headings of continuity (with the policies of the previous government), retrenchment and reform.
The Bank attributed last year's losses to efforts made to contain non-performing loans, but its retrenchment programme over the last few years has also had its effect, particularly in H1 2011.
But now SOU is ending majors such as physics - and the danger is that the cuts will trigger yet another decline in enrollment, forcing further retrenchment.
KARACHI -- Journalists held a protest demonstration against retrenchment of journalists from Dunya group outside Karachi Press Club on Friday.
The report noted that "further reassessment of the Fed's likely exit timeline could spark another major retrenchment in capital flows to emerging markets, particularly if this occurs in the context of increased uncertainty and heightened investor risk aversion.