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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwastagewast‧age /ˈweɪstɪdʒ/ noun [uncountable] formal  1 when something is lost or destroyed, especially in a way that is not useful or reasonable, or the amount that is lost or destroyed The system used to result in a great deal of food wastage.wastage of wastage of ability among working class children2 natural wastage
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wastageCount part tiles as whole ones, then add an extra 5% to allow for wastage.The mean wastage rate therefore is 37.5 %, which gives us a figure for last year of 375m untouched desserts.For the Army we are talking about in excess of 10,000 redundancies and much of the other reductions will occur through natural wastage.As a result, there was a lot of wastage in every area of our lives.
From Longman Business Dictionarywastagewast‧age /ˈweɪstɪdʒ/ noun [uncountable]1an amount of something that is lost or destroyedPenalties should be introduced for excessive wastage of materials.Our courses are designed to maximise the learning process and minimise time and money wastage.2natural wastageHUMAN RESOURCES a reduction in the number of people working for a company, organization etc because workers decide to leave or stop working, not because they have lost their jobsWe achieved a 40% reduction in staff through natural wastage and redeployment to other offices.
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