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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrinking, shrinkagenoun

    process or result of becoming less or smaller

    "the material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage"

  2. shrinkingnoun

    the act of becoming less

Wiktionary

  1. shrinkingadjective

    Possessing the property of reducing in size or significance.

    She's a shrinking violet, whenever people look at her she gets smaller.

ChatGPT

  1. shrinking

    Shrinking generally refers to the process or act of becoming or making something smaller in size, amount, degree, importance, etc. It can be used in various contexts, such as physical decrease in size, reduction in economic terms, or diminishing relevance or importance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shrinking

    of Shrink

  2. Shrinking

    a. & n. from Shrink

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrinking in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrinking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of shrinking in a Sentence

  1. Fraser Younson:

    Automation, a change in attitude towards risk, increased regulation and shrinking liquidity has meant a reduction in the number of traders, the trading community is shrinking.

  2. Hidenori Sakanaka:

    The government insists it is not adopting an immigration policy, but whatever the word, faced with a shrinking population, it is changing its former stance and has begun to move toward a real immigration policy.

  3. Kristalina Georgieva:

    When you take our projections over a medium term, what they mean is Russia[’s economy] shrinking by at least 7%.

  4. Richard Johnson:

    The sell side is facing its own challenges, as fixed costs are rising while the commission pool is shrinking, within this dynamic, outsourced trading desks have created a strong niche and compelling value proposition.

  5. United States:

    If these actions happen, it will eat up the carbon budget which is already shrinking in India and the target of 1.5 or 2 degrees will become increasingly hard.

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