Meaning of SHRINKAGE in English

SHRINKAGE

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈshriŋ-kij, especially Southern ]

ˈsriŋ- 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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.