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Shrinkage may mean:
- Shrinkage (accounting) – the loss of product inventory.
- Shrinkage (statistics) – a technique to improve an estimator.
- Shrinkage (fabric) – a common problem when laundering garments.
- Shrinkage (casting/molding) – slight dimensional reduction brought about by the reduction in volume of the cast or molded material as it cools and solidifies. When shrinkage of a part will present fitting problems, e.g., interchangeability, the casting pattern/mold cavity is made slightly larger.
- Slang term referring to human penis size, particularly when the penis and scrotum contract in response to chilling.
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