Definitions for retrenchmentrɪˈtrɛntʃ mənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retrenchment(noun)

    entrenchment consisting of an additional interior fortification to prolong the defense

  2. retrenchment, curtailment, downsizing(noun)

    the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable

Wiktionary

  1. retrenchment(Noun)

    A defensive entrenchment consisting of a trench and parapet.

  2. retrenchment(Noun)

    A reduction or curtailment; often referring to a business or government agency cutting back operations or laying off workers.

  3. retrenchment(Noun)

    A defensive work constructed within another, to prolong the defense of the position when the enemy has gained possession of the outer work; or to protect the defenders till they can retreat or obtain terms for a capitulation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Retrenchment(noun)

    the act or process of retrenching; as, the retrenchment of words in a writing

  2. Retrenchment(noun)

    a work constructed within another, to prolong the defense of the position when the enemy has gained possession of the outer work; or to protect the defenders till they can retreat or obtain terms for a capitulation

Freebase

  1. Retrenchment

    Retrenchment is an act of cutting down or reduction, particularly of public expenditure.


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