Shrinkage

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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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