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retrenchment

noun [C or U] uk   us   /rɪˈtrentʃ.mənt/
a situation in which a government, etc. spends less or reduces costs Australian English a situation in which someone loses their job because their employer does not need them: The downturn in business has resulted in many retrenchments.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 削減費用, 緊縮開支, 裁減工人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 削减费用, 紧缩开支, 裁减工人…
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