Share this entry

shrinkage
American English: /ˈʃrɪŋkɪdʒ/
British English: /ˈʃrɪŋkɪdʒ/

Translation of shrinkage in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • 1.1 (of clothes, fabric)
    (of wood, metal)
    contracción (feminine)
    (of amount, number)
    reducción (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • At the beginning of the process, for moderate external glucose concentrations, small shrinkages were observed and vesicle shapes remained quasispherical.
    • Slightly overfill the crack to allow for shrinkage.
    • Formation of shrinkage cracks allows water infiltration that weakens the subgrade, which may lead to further fatigue cracking in the pavement structure.
    1.2 (stock losses) (Business)
    fugas (feminine plural)
    pérdidas (feminine plural)
    Example sentences
    • The effect has been two agency closures, a couple of mergers, and further shrinkage is expected in the coming year.
    • The land of spoilage, shrinkage, of profit margins so thin that the accountant's hands bleed with a thousand sharp cuts.
    • Economic growth in 2006 is expected to slow because of to export shrinkage in the field of heavy production.

Definition of shrinkage in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: