Meaning of SHRINKAGE in English

SHRINKAGE

n.

Pronunciation: ' shri ŋ -kij, esp Southern ' sri ŋ -

Function: noun

Date: 1800

1 : the act or process of shrinking

2 a : the loss in weight of livestock during shipment and in the process of preparing the meat for consumption b : the loss of goods especially by theft <inventory shrinkage >

3 : the amount lost by shrinkage

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.