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A decrease in dimension. Casting shrinkage occurs when a molten metal such as gold alloy solidifies; it is compensated for by expansion of the refractory casting material during setting ...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

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2013

... A reduction in size of a material usually due to the loss of water or change in temperature. Excessive shrinkage can lead to cracking or separation from substrate ...

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A Dictionary of Marketing (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
18 words

... The loss of merchandise by a retailer , usually due to theft, but sometimes due to other...

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
29 words

... Change in lateral dimensions of a paper sheet caused by moisture loss. *Machine-made papers always shrink more in the cross-web direction; *hand-made papers tend to shrink more...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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33 words

... The reduction in size which can occur over time in some painting canvases due to the presence of moisture; this can cause blistering and cleavage of the paint...

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

... In concrete , a measurement of the reduction in dimensions due to the loss of water. Fine-grained cement has a low coefficient of permeability and behaves in a similar manner to fine-grained...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
37 words

... The goods that disappear from a retail outlet without being registered as sales. This includes goods that are broken, damaged, stolen, or—in the case of foodstuffs—past their sell-by date and therefore thrown away or given...

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A Dictionary of Dentistry

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
72 words

... n. A decrease in dimension. Casting shrinkage occurs when a molten metal such as gold alloy solidifies; it is compensated for by expansion of the refractory casting material during setting and by thermal expansion prior to casting. Polymerization shrinkage can occur during the curing of a resin based material and can be a significant problem during the polymerization of resin denture material or during the placement of a resin composite ...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

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Current Version:
2013

...shrinkage The shrinkage that takes place in concrete between its placement, and during initial...

drying shrinkage

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

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Current Version:
2013

...shrinkage The contraction of plaster, cement paste, mortar, or concrete caused by loss of...

moulding shrinkage

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A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

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Current Version:
2013

...shrinkage The reduction in the dimensions of a moulded component as it...

shrinkage ratio

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

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2013

... ratio The rate at which the volume of a fine-grained soil decreases in respect to the decrease in its moisture...

Shrinkage Estimation

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016

...Shrinkage Estimation (Syn: Stein estimation, penalized estimation ) In statistics, a family of procedures to improve the overall accuracy of multiple estimates. This improvement is made by moving the estimates toward values judged or estimated to be more probable than most of the possible values for the parameters being estimated. The value chosen is often zero, whence the procedures make the estimates smaller, or “shrunk” toward zero. Most shrinkage methods are equivalent to empirical-bayes methods . 7 ...

solidification shrinkage crack

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

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Current Version:
2013

...shrinkage crack A crack that forms during solidification...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
143 words

... • abridge , bridge, fridge, frig, midge, ridge • quayage • verbiage • foliage • lineage • ferriage • stowage , towage • buoyage , voyage • sewage • Babbage , cabbage • garbage • cribbage • Burbage , herbage • adage • bandage • yardage • headage • appendage • windage • bondage • vagabondage • cordage • poundage • wordage • staffage • roughage • baggage • mortgage • luggage • package , trackage • tankage • wreckage • breakage • leakage • linkage , shrinkage, sinkage • blockage , dockage, lockage • boscage • corkage • soakage • ...

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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
7 words
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Oxford Business Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
16 words
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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
15 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
64 words
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Oxford Business French Dictionary: English-French

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
19 words
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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
24 words

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