from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Loss by deterioration, wear, or destruction: "Disease and desertion still caused much greater wastage than battle” ( Theodore Ropp).
- n. The gradual process of wasting.
- n. An amount that is wasted or lost by wear.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The amount or proportion of something that is wasted or lost by deterioration
- n. Anything lost by wear or waste
- n. Goods that are damaged, out of date, reduced, or generally unsaleable, which are destined to be thrown away and which are written off as a loss
- n. In hunting, the act of abandoning animal carcasses or parts; usually illegal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Loss by use, decay, evaporation, leakage, or the like; waste.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Loss by use, wear, decay, leakage, etc.; waste.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. anything lost by wear or waste
- n. the process of wasting
The term wastage is somewhat misleading, if not erroneous.
If we were to compare him, to some extent with Tariq Aziz, the Former Iraqi Foreign Minister and the 'public face' of Former Saddam Hussain's Regime, McClellan, does owe the people of the United States and Iraq and the world an explanation as to why he served an Administration which made war on another country, at such a high cost in wastage of human lives, livelihood and national resources.
As we all know, the seat load factor on the Canadian route is, in actual terms, much higher than the average, so this means that most of the wastage is on routes between the UK and the USA.
He sees the wastage from the restaurants and God knows where.
Of course the great wastage is in the verbs and adjectives, but there are hundreds of nouns that can be got rid of as well.
And in the case of the latter possibility, or probability, the entire Antarctic Ice Sheet could well compensate for any long-term wastage of the Greenland Ice Sheet that might occur, in terms of how these phenomena impact global sea level.
Every -- the -- the -- what they called "wastage" -- that was the word that the British army used, meaning the casualties that occur every day without there being a major engagement going on.
Due to high media rates, heavy clutter, and difficulty in reaching discrete targets (i.e., unavoidable media "wastage" or "overdelivery"), building equity is expensive.
The Secretariat is also launching a campaign aimed at persuading all users to reduce any unnecessary "wastage" of power.
This kind of wastage shouldn't come as a great surprise.