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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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High nodule counts can be useful to turn off shrinkage, but only if a wide nodule size distribution can be produced.
Shrinkage prediction models aim to determine concrete shrinkage strain in a faster and less expensive way when compared to experimental measurements.
This is due to the fact that PBT is a semi-crystalline polymer, this particular grade contains no fillers or reinforcements that can limit the shrinkage of the polymer, and the nominal wall of this part is 0.
The presented experimental investigations were performed avoiding the uncertainties that may arise during construction due to the influence of early-age concrete properties on the total stress state while focusing an attention on the influence of steel fibres on magnitude of shrinkage.
Under restraining conditions, shrinkage is always associated with creep which relieves the stresses induced by shrinkage.
Thus, the error associated with measurement is an order of magnitude less than the change in length due to shrinkage within the first three days of preservation.
John Tracey, Midlands head of forensics at PwC, said: 'Without reliable information on shrinkage and a holistic approach, many retailers find it difficult to determine where losses are occurring
Four characteristic shrinkage zones can be determined mathematically with Eqn 1.
Focusing on contact center productivity, this series will be dedicated to advancing the active wait opportunity and reducing shrinkage.
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.
The retail shrinkage study was conducted across 42 countries by the Centre for Retail Research, Nottingham ( UK) for Checkpoint Systems Inc, a retail shrinkage management firm.