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English definition of “wastage”


noun [U]
the fact of wasting something, or the amount of something that is wasted: Wastage of resources should be avoided at all costs. This new technology will cut energy wastage. cut/minimize/reduce wastage
HR →  natural wastage
(Definition of wastage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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