Definitions for retrenchmentrɪˈtrɛntʃ mənt

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  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

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  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

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  1. Retrenchment

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


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