Definitions for retrenchment
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entrenchment consisting of an additional interior fortification to prolong the defense
retrenchment, curtailment, downsizingnoun
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The act of lopping away.
Etymology: retranchment, Fr. from retrench.
I had studied Virgil’s design, his judicious management of the figures, the sober retrenchments of his sense, which always leaves somewhat to gratify our imagination, on which it may enlarge at pleasure. John Dryden, Virgil. Dedication to.
The want of vowels in our language has been the general complaint of our politest authors, who nevertheless have made these retrenchments, and consequently encreased our former scarcity. Addison.
I would rather be an advocate for the retrenchment, than the encrease of this charity. Francis Atterbury.
Retrenchment (French: retrenchment, an old form of retranchement, from retrancher, to cut down, cut short) is an act of cutting down or reduction, particularly of public expenditure.
Retrenchment refers to the process of reducing costs or spending in response to economic difficulty or financial strain. It often involves measures such as laying off employees, closing production facilities, or restructuring the organization to increase efficiency. This strategy is typically used by companies during tough economical times to improve production efficiency and create financial stability. It can be a way to adapt to changes in market demand, increased competition, or other circumstances that impact a company's profitability.
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A defence with a ditch and breast-work behind another post or defence, whereby the besieger, on forcing the original work, is confronted by a fresh one.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In fortification, is a defensive work, comprising at least ditch and parapet, within some other work of a fortress, and intended as a place of retreat for the defenders, whence they may prolong the defense, or capitulate after the faces of the work itself have fallen into the enemy’s hands. The retrenchment bears a considerable resemblance to the reduit, except that it is almost always of earth. Retrenchments are made in ravelins, and the re-entering place d’armes at the time of constructing the works. A retrenchment is thrown across the gorge of a redan or bastion, or from shoulder to shoulder, when it is apprehended that the salient angle will fall into the possession of the besiegers; these retrenchments are usually made when wanted. Such a retrenchment across the interior of the Redan at Sebastopol caused the sanguinary repulse of the British on September 8, 1855.
The numerical value of retrenchment in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of retrenchment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
It feels a little bit as if the approach is to 'talk loudly and carry a small stick,' you could read this as obscuring a continued U.S. retrenchment from Middle Eastern commitments.
Following the global financial crisis, there was a period of heightened risk aversion and retrenchment from risk-taking, the system has now moved out of that period.
A further retrenchment in risk appetite ... might prompt sharp moves in market prices.
There can be a failure to connect( what's happening to transgender people) to a much wider retrenchment of civil rights, many of the cases and arguments used to roll back reproductive rights are used to roll back LGBTQ rights. These things are intertwined.
As a consequence, the financing capacity to the real economy is being rebuilt and significant retrenchment from international activity has been avoided.
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