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Meaning of "shrinkage" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SHRINKAGE

shrinkage  [ˈʃrɪŋkɪdʒ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHRINKAGE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Shrinkage is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SHRINKAGE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Shrinkage

Shrinkage may mean: ▪ Shrinkage – the loss of product inventory. ▪ Shrinkage – a technique to improve an estimator. ▪ Shrinkage – a common problem when laundering garments. ▪ Shrinkage – slight dimensional reduction brought about by the reduction in volume of the cast or molded material as it cools and solidifies. When shrinkage of a part will present fitting problems, e.g., interchangeability, the casting pattern/mold cavity is made slightly larger. ▪ Slang term referring to human penis size, particularly when the penis and scrotum contract in response to chilling.

Definition of shrinkage in the English dictionary

The first definition of shrinkage in the dictionary is the act or fact of shrinking. Other definition of shrinkage is the amount by which anything decreases in size, value, weight, etc. Shrinkage is also the loss in body weight during shipment and preparation of livestock for marketing as meat.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHRINKAGE


blockage
ˈblɒkɪdʒ
boscage
ˈbɒskɪdʒ
breakage
ˈbreɪkɪdʒ
corkage
ˈkɔːkɪdʒ
cross-linkage
ˌkrɒsˈlɪŋkɪdʒ
dockage
ˈdɒkɪdʒ
leakage
ˈliːkɪdʒ
linkage
ˈlɪŋkɪdʒ
lockage
ˈlɒkɪdʒ
package
ˈpækɪdʒ
repackage
riːˈpækɪdʒ
sackage
ˈsækɪdʒ
sinkage
ˈsɪŋkɪdʒ
soakage
ˈsəʊkɪdʒ
socage
ˈsɒkɪdʒ
stockage
ˈstɒkɪdʒ
tankage
ˈtæŋkɪdʒ
trackage
ˈtrækɪdʒ
truckage
ˈtrʌkɪdʒ
wreckage
ˈrɛkɪdʒ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHRINKAGE

shrinal
shrine
shrinelike
shrink
shrink fit
shrink wrap
shrink-wrap
shrink-wrapped
shrink-wrapping
shrinkable
shrinker
shrinking
shrinking violet
shrinkingly
shrinkpack
shritch
shrive
shrivel
shrivelled
shrivelling

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHRINKAGE

advantage
age
applications package
average
boskage
bulkage
compensation package
coverage
damage
garage
heritage
home page
image
in this day and age
integrated accounting package
language
prepackage
severance package
sex linkage
software package

Synonyms and antonyms of shrinkage in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «shrinkage» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHRINKAGE

Find out the translation of shrinkage to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of shrinkage from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «shrinkage» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

收缩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

contracción
570 millions of speakers

English

shrinkage
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संकोचन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

انكماش
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

усадка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

encolhimento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সঙ্কোচন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rétrécissement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

pengecutan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schrumpfung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

収縮
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

수축
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Shrinkage
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

co rút
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுருக்கம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संकुचित
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

büzülme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

restringimento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skurcz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

усадка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

contracție
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συρρίκνωση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

krimp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

krympning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

krymping
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of shrinkage

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHRINKAGE»

The term «shrinkage» is quite widely used and occupies the 32.031 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHRINKAGE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about shrinkage

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHRINKAGE»

Discover the use of shrinkage in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to shrinkage and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Handbook of Molded Part Shrinkage and Warpage
The effects are worse for some plastics than others. Why is that? What can you do about it? The Handbook of Molded Part Shrinkage and Warpage is the first and only book to deal specifically with this fundamental problem.
Jerry Fischer, 2012
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Shrinkage
Mock praise for Shrinkage "Shrinkage is an absolute brilliant work of fiction, FICTION. Don't believe anything you read here. We can make you 30% larger permanently. Guaranteed.
Luke Young, 2010
3
Autogenous Shrinkage of Concrete
This book forms the proceedings of a workshop held in Hiroshima in June 1998 and derive from the work of a Technical Committee of the Japan Concrete Institute.
Ei-ichi Tazawa, 1999
4
Improving Efficiency by Shrinkage: The James--Stein and ...
The book explains and compares estimators analytically as well as numerically and includes Mathematica and Maple programs used in numerical comparison.
Marvin Gruber, 1998
5
Retail Security and Shrinkage Protection
while not paying enough attention to other important causes of shrinkage, such as paperwork errors. Other security practitioners not only study internal theft and shoplifting causes, but also stress in their work the importance of employees ...
Philip P. Purpura, 1993
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Creep, Shrinkage and Durability Mechanics of Concrete and ...
CREEP, SHRINKAGE AND DURABILITY MECHANICS OF CONCRETE AND CONCRETE STRUCTURES contains the keynote lectures, technical reports and contributed papers presented at the Eighth International Conference on Creep, Shrinkage and Durability of ...
Tada-aki Tanabe, Kenji Sakata, Hirozo Mihashi, 2008
7
Demographic Change and Local Development Shrinkage, ...
This report highlights the issues faced by local areas against the backdrop of policies or planning models that have directed local development in the past decades.
Martinez-Fernandez Cristina, Kubo Naoko, Noya Antonella, 2012
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PRO 17: International RILEM Workshop on Shrinkage of ...
In fact, early chemical shrinkage should be subdivided into dissolution shrinkage and hydration shrinkage, the latter following the first at the end of the induction period. Shrinkage is evaluated by picnometry and by linear measurements carried ...
Veronique Baroghel-Bouny, Pierre-Claude Aïtcin, 2000
9
Mechanics and Physics of Creep, Shrinkage, and Durability of ...
A Tribute to Zdenek P. Bažant : Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Creep, Shrinkage, and Durability Mechanics (CONCREEP-9), September 22-25, 2013 Cambridge, Massachusetts Franz-Josef Ulm, Hamlin Jennings, ...
Franz-Josef Ulm, Hamlin Jennings, Roland Pellenq, 2013
10
Primary Wood Processing: Principles and Practice
From this equation the estimated volumetric shrinkage to the oven-dry state for lumber having a basic density of 630 kg m–3m is 18.9%, slightly higher than the 16% recorded (Figure 4.2). This equation provides a useful, quick estimate of the  ...
J. C. F. Walker, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHRINKAGE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term shrinkage is used in the context of the following news items.
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Aliens on the brain? Check out free sci-fi-comedy comic 'Shrinkage'
In "Shrinkage" -- published by Farrago Comics -- we see the kind of surreal sci-fi battle that makes us wonder if this explains a few bizarre actions of our latest ... «CNET, Jul 15»
2
US Retail Losses From Shrinkage Cost $44B
U.S. retailers lost $44 billion from inventory shrinkage in 2014, according to the National Retail Federation/University of Florida National Retail Security Survey. «Rapaport, Jun 15»
3
Senior volunteers ward off brain 'shrinkage'
The findings suggest that retirees who take part in meaningful social activity can prevent shrinkage in their brains' memory centers and avert age-related ... «Futurity: Research News, Apr 15»
4
Some brave cold as NYC plunges into deep freeze
“[Shrinkage] is all I worry about,” he quipped. Modal Trigger. The Naked Cowboy performs in Times Square during a winter storm last month.Photo: EPA. «New York Post, Feb 15»
5
Daily pot use not associated with brain shrinkage: Colorado study
Daily marijuana use is not associated with brain shrinkage when using a like-for-like method to control for the effects of alcohol consumption on those who both ... «Reuters, Feb 15»
6
NGT seeks response on shrinkage in natural conservation zones
New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal Friday asked the states concerned to submit their response on the issue of shrinkage in Natural Conservation Zones ... «Zee News, Jan 15»
7
France PMI Still Signalling Shrinkage
Analysts were expecting a small increase for both services and manufacturing, up to 48.5 and 48.8 respectively. Broken down, the manufacturing PMI came in at ... «Business Insider, Nov 14»
8
France's Industry Just Recorded Its Sixth Month Of Shrinkage
France's factory output is still shrinking, the latest in a very long line of fairly grim indicators for the eurozone's second-biggest economy. Markit's manufacturing ... «Business Insider, Nov 14»
9
Type 2 diabetes linked to brain shrinkage, warns study
Brains can be harmed by both strokes and slow oxygen loss in seniors, based on a new study from Nick Bryan of the University of Pennsylvania. «Tech Times, Apr 14»
10
Hearing loss speeds up brain shrinkage and could lead to dementia …
... loss also experience a faster rate of brain shrinkage, new research suggests. ... smaller with age but the rate of shrinkage is quicker in people who are deaf. «Daily Mail, Jan 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Shrinkage [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/shrinkage>. Mar 2020 ».
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