- the amount stolen from retail storesLiterally, a reduction in weight or volume of packed goods due to settlement or dehydration. Retailers' jargon.
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Shrinkage — has multiple meanings, depending on the context.* Shrinkage (accounting) the loss of products * Shrinkage (statistics) a technique to improve an estimator * Shrinkage (casting) a casting defect brought about by the reduction in volume of the cast … Wikipedia
Shrinkage — Shrink age, n. 1. The act of shrinking; a contraction into less bulk or measurement. [1913 Webster] 2. The amount of such contraction; the bulk or dimension lost by shrinking, as of grain, castings, etc. [1913 Webster] 3. Decrease in value;… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Shrinkage — Shrinkage. См. Усадка. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) … Словарь металлургических терминов
shrinkage — index curtailment, decline, decrease, decrement, deduction (diminution), diminution, erosion Burto … Law dictionary
shrinkage — 1800, from SHRINK (Cf. shrink) + AGE (Cf. age) … Etymology dictionary
shrinkage — ► NOUN 1) the process or amount of shrinking. 2) an allowance made for reduction in the takings of a business due to wastage or theft … English terms dictionary
shrinkage — [shriŋ′kij] n. 1. the act or process of shrinking; contraction in size, as of a fabric in washing 2. decrease in value; depreciation 3. the total loss in weight of livestock from the time of shipment to the final processing as meat 4. the amount… … English World dictionary
shrinkage — Discrepancy between a firm s actual inventory and its recorded inventory due to theft, deterioration, loss, or clerical problems. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * shrinkage shrink‧age [ˈʆrɪŋkɪdʒ] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] the act of… … Financial and business terms
Shrinkage — The loss of inventory that can be attributed to factors including employee theft, shoplifting, administrative error, vendor fraud, damage in transit or in store and cashier errors that benefit the customer. Shrinkage is the difference between… … Investment dictionary
shrinkage — [[t]ʃrɪ̱ŋkɪʤ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Shrinkage is a decrease in the size or amount of something. Allow for some shrinkage in both length and width. ...a shrinkage in industrial output … English dictionary
shrinkage — 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… … New Collegiate Dictionary