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Shrink

A slang term for the losses a retail company suffers from shoplifting. Some companies, such as grocery stores, may build shrink into their earnings estimates.
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Sandy's Incredible Shrinking Footprint" is a wonderful eco-book that teaches kids and adults a variety of ways in which we all can shrink our footprint on the earth.
The cause-effect sequence runs as follows: An aging population leads to a shrinking labor force, which reduces the marginal product of and hence the return on capital.
is to break the tight adhesion of the cooling and shrinking part to the mold core.
Residents say the lake has been noticeably shrinking for the past four years.
Because many other elements should be capable of ytterbium's shrinking trick, the new approach could amount to a versatile strategy for making zero-expansion materials, says Kanatzidis.
Shrinking heads, or making tsantsa, an ancient practice associated mostly with the Jivaro tribe of South America, was believed to keep away avenging spirits.
The Shrink-Master induction shrink-fit workstation is suitable for shrinking all cutting tools with an h6 shank tolerance in less than 20 seconds.
Pertinent Data: The Shrink-Master can be used on all straight shank solid carbide tools with h6 tolerance and provides similar shrinking times for small and large tool diameters.
First of all, the number of tax software brands is shrinking, leaving thousands of CPAs tax software orphans with fewer replacement products to choose from.
Plastic will curl as it shrinks but will uncurl and flatten as shrinking is finished.
Slower defense spending, regional concentrations in shrinking sectors of the computer industry, and the restructuring of the financial services industry made New England more sensitive to an economic downturn than the rest of the United States.
All 60 of us in the network have to face a shrinking world thanks to political, economic, technical and social/cultural developments.