shrinkage

Primary Meanings of shrinkage

1.
n
process or result of becoming less or smaller
2.
n
the act of stealing goods that are on display in a store
Full Definitions of shrinkage
1

n process or result of becoming less or smaller

“the material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage
Synonyms:
shrinking
Types:
compression, condensation, contraction
the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
coarctation, constriction
tight or narrow compression
Type of:
decrease, drop-off, lessening
a change downward

n the amount by which something shrinks

Type of:
decrease, decrement
the amount by which something decreases
2

n the act of stealing goods that are on display in a store

Synonyms:
shoplifting
Type of:
larceny, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving
the act of taking something from someone unlawfully

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