Definitions for wastageˈweɪ stɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wast•ageˈweɪ stɪdʒ(n.)

  1. loss by use, wear, decay, etc.

  2. loss or losses as the result of wastefulness.

  3. the action or process of wasting.

  4. something that is wasted; waste or waste materials.

Origin of wastage:

1750–60

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wastage(noun)

    the process of wasting

  2. wastage(noun)

    anything lost by wear or waste

Wiktionary

  1. wastage(Noun)

    The amount or proportion of something that is wasted or lost by deterioration

    The average wastage is 1.5% in the grocery department.

  2. wastage(Noun)

    Anything lost by wear or waste

  3. wastage(Noun)

    Goods that are damaged, out of date, reduced, or generally unsaleable, which are destined to be thrown away and which are written off as a loss

  4. wastage(Noun)

    In hunting, the act of abandoning animal carcasses or parts; usually illegal

  5. Origin: waste + -age

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wastage(noun)

    loss by use, decay, evaporation, leakage, or the like; waste

Freebase

  1. Wastage

    Wastage was a British term used during World War I. It was used to describe the severity of losses experienced during the war. On the quietest day of the war the British were losing 7,000 men killed and wounded.


Translations for wastage

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

wastage(noun)

loss by wasting; the amount wasted

Of the total amount, roughly 20% was wastage.

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