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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.
There is no room for pilferage and wastage by accounting officers in government, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.
s recommendation is that the average annual wastage rate in primary schools should not be greater than 3.
Shahzad said that in 2007 a plant had been installed for the wastage of infection material and this material is being wasted on daily basis while inspiration plant wastes 120 kilogram of material in 2 to 3 hours daily.
Mahmud said the agriculture department had assigned the task of energy audit of agriculture tube wells to agriculture engineering department in July 2016 to plug chances of unnecessary wastage of energy.
MULTAN -- Punjab Secretary Agriculture Mohammad Mahmud said on Wednesday that 120,000 agriculture tubewells were lifting ground water in Punjab, however, these were consuming 30 per cent more electricity than requirement, a wastage that could be saved by applying some techniques.
A lot of food wastage may be because of rigid or misunderstood date marking rules, improper storage, buying or cooking practices.
The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) based in this province has called on the public to be riceponsible or consume only the right amount of rice to avoid wastage.
Summary: Guests at the first Annual Awareness Dinner on Food Wastage earlier this week did their utmost to further the evening's cause, making short work of the buffet prepared by internationally renowned chef Hussein Hadid.