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shrinkagenoun [U]

 us   /ˈʃrɪŋ·kɪdʒ/
the ​act or ​process of ​becomingsmaller: Financial ​support for the ​university has ​undergonesubstantial 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-digitsales shrinkage have hurt the ​industry.
COMMERCE the ​loss of ​goods for ​sale because of ​damage, ​stealing, etc.: The retailer's ​storeslose 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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