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Shrinkage

Discrepancy between a firm's actual inventory and its recorded inventory due to theft, deterioration, loss, or clerical problems.

Shrinkage

A reduction in inventory due to a loss, theft, deterioration, or accounting error. Deterioration is a normal part of trading perishable goods. For example, a grocery store selling milk will likely experience shrinkage due to some of the milk spoiling. Shrinkage can be a tax write-off for the company experiencing it.

shrinkage

The loss of inventory encountered in the regular course of business. A firm engaged in transporting grain can expect to lose part of its product to weather, careless handling, and various other factors.
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To study the effect of presteaming on shrinkage stress development, experiments were also made by presteaming the samples at 180 [degrees]C for 30 minutes and followed by drying under pressure at six RH levels (0, 20, 40, 60, 80, and 100%).
L2] [%] are the flow directional shrinkages at the two sides in flow direction of the specimen.
Under restraining conditions, shrinkage is always associated with creep which relieves the stresses induced by shrinkage.
Shrinkage results when polymer molecules relax after molding.
Thus, the Tax Court concluded, the IRS abused its discretion in insisting that no estimated shrinkage be allowed, since that would result in a less accurate measurement of inventory and reflection of income.
According to Moldflow representatives, this problem most likely can be attributed to the extreme conditions of pressure, temperature, shear rate, and shrinkage occurring near the gate.
A cure/run tire (C/RT) simulation was developed to assess changes in properties from treated cord to cured tire which arise due to cord shrinkage during the curing process.
In the research contained here, an attempt was made to partition the shrinkage that is associated with freezing temperatures into true thermal expansion/contraction and moisture-diffusion related shrinkage.
The most useful method yet developed is to divide overall differential shrinkage of parts into three categories:
Some research works have been conducted both analytically [3, 7] and experimentally [8, 9] to study the in-mold shrinkage behavior of the plastic materials with main focus on the in-plane shrinkage or thickness shrinkage of some defined points.
The shrinkages from green to final MC of each square were determined, and then they were linearly corrected to 15 percent MC.