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Metabolism The loss of height with age, a typical finding in osteoporosis of vertebral column
Vox populi A popular term for the marked decrease in penile length that follows exposure to cold water

shrinkage

Osteoporosis The loss of height with age, a typical finding in osteoporosis of vertebral column. See Osteoporosis Urology Popular for a marked ↓in penile length after exposure to cold water.

shrinkage

1. a characteristic of freshly killed meat. Weight loss occurs because of evaporation of moisture from cut surfaces. Humidity of the chilling chamber determines how much shrinkage there is.
2. loss of body weight when live animals are exposed to bad weather, deprivation of feed and water, transportation or mixing with another group.
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Shrinkage and ejection forces were analyzed considering mold temperatures of 30[degrees]C, 50[degrees]C, and 75[degrees]C.
The unit volumetric shrinkage and contraction of the axes were determined by randomly selecting 18 safflower grains, which were individually dried.
To evaluate the fatigue strength of the specimens with shrinkages, a method was proposed by [3] based on the evaluation of the shrinkage classification according to [4].
A final measurement smaller than the original measurement results in a negative dimension change that is shrinkage.
With a quick-change facility available only from Monforts, the shrinkage belt can be changed in the shortest possible time and standstill times are absolutely minimised.
Apart from external factors such as ambient temperature and humidity, concrete shrinkage is caused by hydration reaction in the cement paste.
Studying the process of shrinkage in any given part produces a relationship between size and time that follows a function known as exponential decay.
Since the series launch, Knowlagent has also published a bylined article, "Three Myths Standing in the Way of Call Center Productivity," and a white paper, "Top Shrinkage 'Offenders.
Primary shrinkage comprises 54 percent of overall shrinkage and is largely outside of the call center's control.
Following a peak in shrinkage in 2009, this year's figures highlighted that retailers increased their loss prevention spend.