AskDefine | Define wastage

Dictionary Definition

wastage

Noun

1 the process of wasting
2 anything lost by wear or waste

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English

Etymology

waste + -age

Noun

  1. The amount or proportion of something that is wasted or lost by deterioration
    The average wastage is 1.5% in the grocery department.
  2. Anything lost by wear or waste

Extensive Definition

Wastage generally means the loss due to things going to waste. For specific uses, see:
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