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Meaning of RETRENCHMENT

Pronunciation:  reetr'enchmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the reduction of expenditures in order to become financial stable
  2. [n]  entrenchment consisting of an additional interior fortification to prolong the defense
 

RETRENCHMENT is a 12 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: curtailment, downsizing
 
 See Also: economy, entrenchment, intrenchment, saving

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*trench"ment\, n. [Cf. F. retrenchment.]
1. The act or process of retrenching; as, the retrenchment of
   words in a writing.

         The retrenchment of my expenses will convince you
         that ? mean to replace your fortune as far as I can.
                                               --Walpole.

2. (Fort.) A work constructed within another, to prolong the
   defense of the position when the enemy has gained
   possession of the outer work; or to protect the defenders
   till they can retreat or obtain terms for a capitulation.

Syn: Lessening; curtailment; diminution; reduction;
     abridgment.

 

 

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