Wastage
Wastage Wast"age, n. Loss by use, decay, evaporation, leakage, or the like; waste. [1913 Webster]

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  • wastage — wast‧age [ˈweɪstɪdʒ] noun [uncountable] 1. an amount of something that is lost or destroyed: • Penalties should be introduced for excessive wastage of materials. • Our courses are designed to maximise the learning process and minimise time and… …   Financial and business terms

  • wastage — should not be used as a synonym of the noun waste, but has special (often technical and always non judgemental) meanings: (1) loss by natural means, e.g. wear or erosion, (2) an amount wasted, (3) in the phrase natural wastage, reduction in… …   Modern English usage

  • wastage — ► NOUN 1) the action or process of wasting. 2) an amount wasted. 3) (also natural wastage) the reduction in the size of a workforce as a result of voluntary resignation or retirement rather than enforced redundancy …   English terms dictionary

  • wastage — index consumption, decrement, spoilage, waste, wear and tear Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • wastage — 1756, from WASTE (Cf. waste) (v.) + AGE (Cf. age) …   Etymology dictionary

  • wastage — [wās′tij] n. 1. loss by use, decay, deterioration, etc. 2. anything wasted, or the amount of this; waste 3. Geol. a) the processes by which snow and ice masses are reduced by melting, evaporation, etc. b) the amount of material lost through these …   English World dictionary

  • wastage — [[t]we͟ɪstɪʤ[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Wastage of something is the act of wasting it or the amount of it that is wasted. ...a series of measures to prevent the wastage of water... There was a lot of wastage and many wrong decisions were hastily taken.… …   English dictionary

  • wastage — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ excessive, high ▪ natural (BrE) ▪ Natural wastage will cut staff numbers to the required level. ▪ muscle (BrE) ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • wastage — wast|age [ˈweıstıdʒ] n [U] formal 1.) when something is lost or destroyed, especially in a way that is not useful or reasonable, or the amount that is lost or destroyed ▪ The system used to result in a great deal of food wastage. wastage of ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wastage — /way stij/, n. 1. loss by use, wear, decay, etc. 2. loss or losses as the result of wastefulness: The annual wastage of time due to illness is appalling. 3. the action or process of wasting: the steady wastage of erosion. 4. something that is… …   Universalium

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