Definitions for retrenchmentrɪˈtrɛntʃ mənt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act of retrenching; a cutting down or off, as by the reduction of expenses.
an interior work within a fortification, to which a garrison may retreat.
Origin of retrenchment:
1590–1600; < F retrenchement. See retrench , -ment
entrenchment consisting of an additional interior fortification to prolong the defense
retrenchment, curtailment, downsizing(noun)
the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
A defensive entrenchment consisting of a trench and parapet.
A reduction or curtailment; often referring to a business or government agency cutting back operations or laying off workers.
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.
the act or process of retrenching; as, the retrenchment of words in a writing
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
Retrenchment is an act of cutting down or reduction, particularly of public expenditure.
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