perishability

(redirected from perishable)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

perishability

  1. a characteristic of SERVICES, namely that the capacity of a service business, such as a hotel room, is perishable – if it is not occupied, that is lost income which cannot be recovered.
  2. goods such as food which deteriorate over time and thus have a relatively short SHELF LIFE.
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
I might add, how young I looked, if I were capable of dwelling on the concerns of my own perishable body.
You are a millionaire in immortality, and a millionaire whose fortune cannot be lost, whose fortune is less perishable than the stars and as lasting as space or time.
There were none to see the frail, perishable figure, as it glided from the fire and leaned pensively at the open casement; none but the stars, to look into the upturned face and read its history.
I gazed long at the weather-worn block; and, stooping down, perceived a hole near the bottom still full of snail-shells and pebbles, which we were fond of storing there with more perishable things; and, as fresh as reality, it appeared that I beheld my early playmate seated on the withered turf: his dark, square head bent forward, and his little hand scooping out the earth with a piece of slate.
For a time the delightful remembrance of Madame Bonancieux left on his character a certain poetic tinge, perishable indeed; for like all other recollections in this world, these impressions were, by degrees, effaced.
She believed in him as an excellent man whose piety carried a peculiar eminence in belonging to a layman, whose influence had turned her own mind toward seriousness, and whose share of perishable good had been the means of raising her own position.
The common prejudice of lying where one's ancestors have lain, would make the now roaming Indians bring the less perishable part of their dead to their ancient burial-ground on the coast.
Huge pomegranate trees, with their glossy leaves and flame-colored flowers, dark-leaved Arabian jessamines, with their silvery stars, geraniums, luxuriant roses bending beneath their heavy abundance of flowers, golden jessamines, lemon-scented verbenum, all united their bloom and fragrance, while here and there a mystic old aloe, with its strange, massive leaves, sat looking like some old enchanter, sitting in weird grandeur among the more perishable bloom and fragrance around it.
Years had changed the more perishable features of the scene; but rock and iron yield slowly to the influence of time.
A little gurgling sound ascended to the young man's window, and made him feel as if the fountain were an immortal spirit that sung its song unceasingly and without heeding the vicissitudes around it, while one century imbodied it in marble and another scattered the perishable garniture on the soil.
NYSE: KR), the nation's largest traditional grocery retailer with 14 stores throughout the Triangle and North Carolina, announced that it donated 137,798 pounds of fresh meat, produce, dairy and bakery items to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina in 2014 through its groundbreaking Perishable Donations Partnership (PDP).
DB Schenker Logistics will present solutions in air and ocean freight for the global perishable market, in line with the rapidly changing consumer demands.