shrinkage


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shrink·age

 (shrĭng′kĭj)
n.
1. The process of shrinking.
2. The amount or proportion by which something shrinks.
3. A reduction in value; depreciation.
4. The total weight loss sustained by livestock in shipment to a market.
5. Loss of merchandise, especially through theft.

shrinkage

(ˈʃrɪŋkɪdʒ)
n
1. the act or fact of shrinking
2. the amount by which anything decreases in size, value, weight, etc
3. (Agriculture) the loss in body weight during shipment and preparation of livestock for marketing as meat
4. (Commerce) the loss of merchandise in a retail store through theft or damage

shrink•age

(ˈʃrɪŋ kɪdʒ)

n.
1. an act or process of shrinking.
2. the amount or degree of shrinking.
3. contraction of a fabric in finishing or washing.
4. the difference between the original weight of livestock and that after it has been prepared for marketing.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shrinkage - process or result of becoming less or smallershrinkage - process or result of becoming less or smaller; "the material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage"
compression, contraction, condensation - the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together; "the contraction of a gas on cooling"
decrease, lessening, drop-off - a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"
2.shrinkage - the amount by which something shrinks
decrement, decrease - the amount by which something decreases
3.shrinkage - the act of stealing goods that are on display in a storeshrinkage - the act of stealing goods that are on display in a store; "shrinkage is the retail trade's euphemism for shoplifting"
larceny, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving - the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"
Translations
إنْكِماش، تَقَلُّص
sražení
krympningsvind
összezsugorodászsugorodás
òaî aî hlaupa/dragast saman
zrazenie
büzülmeçekme payı

shrinkage

[ˈʃrɪŋkɪdʒ] N (gen) → encogimiento m (Tech) (= contraction) → contracción f (Comm) (in shops) → pérdidas fpl

shrinkage

[ˈʃrɪŋkɪdʒ] n [clothes] → rétrécissement mshrink wrap shrink-wrap [ˈʃrɪŋkræp] nfilm m plastiqueshrink-wrap [ˈʃrɪŋkræp] vtemballer sous film plastiqueshrink-wrapped [ˈʃrɪŋkræpt] adjemballé(e) sous film plastique

shrinkage

n (of material, clothes)Einlaufen nt; (of wood)Schwund m; (of metal)Schrumpfung f; (fig: of tourism, economic growth etc) → Schrumpfung f, → Rückgang m; (Comm) → Schwund m, → Einbußen pl; there will be shrinkage with this materialdieser Stoff läuft noch ein

shrinkage

[ˈʃrɪŋkɪdʒ] n (of clothes) → restringimento (Comm) (in shops) → perdite fpl (dovute a danno o taccheggio)

shrink1

(ʃriŋk) past tense shrank (ʃrӕŋk) : past participle shrunk (ʃraŋk) verb
1. to (cause material, clothes etc to) become smaller. My jersey shrank in the wash; Do they shrink the material before they make it up into clothes?
2. to move back in fear, disgust etc (from). She shrank (back) from the man.
3. to wish to avoid something unpleasant. I shrank from telling him the terrible news.
ˈshrinkage (-kidʒ) noun
the act of shrinking, or the amount by which something shrinks.
shrunken (ˈʃraŋk(ən)) adjective
having been made or become smaller.
References in classic literature ?
They make provision for growth, but none at all for shrinkage.
For, after a long series of military successes, or diligent and skilful labours, it is generally found that the more intelligent among the Artisan and Soldier classes manifest a slight increase of their third side or base, and a shrinkage of the two other sides.
In the old days, such a panic, with the accompanying extreme shrinkage of values, would have been a golden harvest time for him.
I am to warehouse it at owner's risk, and no allowance for shrinkage of course.
Novartis announced today that new data presented at the Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting in Boston, USA, reinforces the clinical importance of measuring brain shrinkage (brain volume loss) in multiple sclerosis (MS).
Whether dealing with a problem part or a need to improve current yields, these methods can help reduce shrinkage defects and lead to more consistent casting quality.
Semi-crystalline materials shrink more than amorphous ones, and fillers will reduce the shrinkage rate of any particular polymer to a degree that depends upon the type and amount of filler that is added.
Experimental results of creep and shrinkage are marked with a large scatter, at least from the perspective of existing approach in modelling.
Shrinkage of items, like laptops, is prevalent in the industry because of the lack of uniform packaging and serial number capture at the time of pickup.
Controlling the degree of shrinkage of a rubber part after demolding can be critical in meeting customer specifications (ref.