What does wastage mean?

Definitions for wastage
ˈweɪ stɪdʒwastage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wastagenoun

    the process of wasting

  2. wastagenoun

    anything lost by wear or waste


  1. wastagenoun

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

    The average wastage is 1.5% in the grocery department.

  2. wastagenoun

    Anything lost by wear or waste

  3. wastagenoun

    Goods that are damaged, out of date, reduced, or generally unsaleable, which are destined to be thrown away and which are written off as a loss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

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

  5. Etymology: waste + -age

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wastagenoun

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


  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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wastage in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wastage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of wastage in a Sentence

  1. Tonya Saffer:

    It's a big deal. I think it is definitely an improvement over what the policy is today, no policy is ever going to be completely fair for everyone because there aren't enough kidneys for everyone who needs one, but this is a step in the right direction to make sure we are reducing organ wastage and trying to increase the number of people getting kidneys.

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