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shrinkagenoun [U]

 us   /ˈʃrɪŋ·kɪdʒ/
the act or process of becoming smaller: Financial support for the university has undergone substantial shrinkage.
(Definition of shrinkage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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shrinkagenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈʃrɪŋkɪdʒ/
the process or amount by which something becomes smaller or less: Conservatives are not happy about the private sector's shrinkage and the public sector's expansion.shrinkage in sth A permanent shrinkage in supplies would severely damage today's oil-based economy.shrinkage of sth He expects employment to grow by 1.9% this year compared to a shrinkage of 0.4% last year.sales/deficit/brand shrinkage Two years of double-digit sales shrinkage have hurt the industry.
COMMERCE the loss of goods for sale because of damage, stealing, etc.: The retailer's stores lose about $1m a week from shrinkage. inventory/stock shrinkage
(Definition of shrinkage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shrinkage”
in Arabic انكِماش…
in Korean 수축…
in Portuguese encolhimento, redução…
in Catalan encongiment…
in Japanese 縮み, 収縮…
in Italian restringimento, diminuzione, riduzione…
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