Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun shrinkage

3 senses of shrinkage

Sense 1
shrinking, shrinkage -- (process or result of becoming less or smaller; "the material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage")
       => decrease, lessening, drop-off -- (a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales")

Sense 2
shrinkage -- (the amount by which something shrinks)
       => decrease, decrement -- (the amount by which something decreases)

Sense 3
shoplifting, shrinkage -- (the act of stealing goods that are on display in a store; "shrinkage is the retail trade's euphemism for shoplifting")
       => larceny, theft, thievery, thieving, stealing -- (the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International")

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