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wast·age

 (wā′stĭj)
n.
1. Loss by deterioration, wear, or destruction: "Disease and desertion still caused much greater wastage than battle" (Theodore Ropp).
2. The gradual process of wasting.
3. An amount that is wasted or lost by wear.

wastage

(ˈweɪstɪdʒ)
n
1. anything lost by wear or waste
2. the process of wasting
3. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) reduction in size of a workforce by retirement, voluntary resignation, etc (esp in the phrase natural wastage)
Usage: Waste and wastage are to some extent interchangeable, but many people think that wastage should not be used to refer to loss resulting from human carelessness, inefficiency, etc: a waste (not a wastage) of time/money/effort etc

wast•age

(ˈweɪ stɪdʒ)

n.
1. loss by use, wear, decay, etc.
2. loss or losses as the result of wastefulness.
3. the action or process of wasting.
4. something that is wasted; waste or waste materials.
[1750–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wastage - the process of wasting
decrease, decrement - a process of becoming smaller or shorter
2.wastage - anything lost by wear or waste
loss - something that is lost; "the car was a total loss"; "loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt"
Translations
خَسارَه، تَلَف
svind
eyîing, rÿrnun; òaî sem fer til spillis

wastage

[ˈweɪstɪdʒ] N (= loss) → desperdicio m; (= amount wasted) → pérdidas fpl; (from container) → merma f; (= wear and tear) → desgaste m
the country cannot afford this wastage of human resourcesel país no puede permitirse este desperdicio de los recursos humanos
there is a very high wastage rate among studentsexiste un porcentaje muy elevado de estudiantes que no terminan sus estudios
the wastage rate among entrants to the professionel porcentaje de los que abandonan la profesión poco tiempo después de ingresar en ella
see also natural C

wastage

[ˈweɪstɪdʒ] ngaspillage m
natural wastage → départs mpl naturels

wastage

nSchwund m; (= action)Verschwendung f; (= amount also)Materialverlust m; (from container also) → Verlust m; (unusable products etc also) → Abfall m; a wastage rate of 10%eine Verlustquote von 10% ? natural wastage

wastage

[ˈweɪstɪdʒ] n (gen) → spreco; (of time) (Comm) (through pilfering) → perdita; (in manufacturing) → scarti mpl; (amount wasted) → scarto
natural wastage → normale diminuzione f del personale

waste

(weist) verb
to fail to use (something) fully or in the correct or most useful way. You're wasting my time with all these stupid questions.
noun
1. material which is or has been made useless. industrial waste from the factories; (also adjective) waste material.
2. (the) act of wasting. That was a waste of an opportunity.
3. a huge stretch of unused or infertile land, or of water, desert, ice etc. the Arctic wastes.
ˈwastage (-tidʒ) noun
loss by wasting; the amount wasted. Of the total amount, roughly 20% was wastage.
ˈwasteful adjective
involving or causing waste. Throwing away that bread is wasteful.
ˈwastefully adverb
ˈwastefulness noun
waste paper
paper which is thrown away as not being useful. Offices usually have a great deal of waste paper.
wastepaper basket (ˈweispeipə)
a basket or other (small) container for waste paper. Put those old letters in the wastepaper basket.
waste pipe (ˈweispaip)
a pipe to carry off waste material, or water from a sink etc. The kitchen waste pipe is blocked.
waste away
to decay; to lose weight, strength and health etc. He is wasting away because he has a terrible disease.
References in classic literature ?
The chief cause of the wastage of Napoleon's army was the rapidity of its movement, and a convincing proof of this is the corresponding decrease of the Russian army.
He looked at the naked hills and realized the enormous wastage of wood that had taken place.
All the wastage of meat, such as the frozen chips, belonged to the dog that found it.
The wastage of ill- health seemed to idealise the general character of the features, bringing out the unsuspected nobility of some, the strength of others, and in one case re- vealing an essentially comic aspect.
Auction are invited for Supply of wastage cut paper, wastage printing paper and wastage printing books from cooch behar zilla parishad press
While talking to media persons at his office on Friday, he expressed concern that wastage of industrial units and sewerage water were being discharged into Phuleli canal which was poisonous and health hazardous.
The various kinds of wastes are material wastage, time wastage, labour wastage etc.
Dana Charkaoui, a 25-year-old Lebanese TV producer, shares her thoughts on the habit of food wastage in the Gulf region and hopes that people will keep in mind underprivileged families around the world who cannot afford preparing enough food for iftar.
Most food wastage happens at homes and goes up in Ramadan
AS INDIA is witnessing wastage of at least 50 per cent of vaccines stocked by various healthcare agencies owing to heat exposure, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation ( CDSO) has decided to explore the idea of developing thermostable vaccines.
Abdullah Al-Zahrani, chairman of the regional committee of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Association, said the wastage by some pharmacists at hospitals and primary health care centers cannot be denied.
According to the report, one of the main drivers of the Global Cold Chain market is the increased need to reduce the food wastage because of spoilage.