noun leak·age \ˈlē-kij\

: an occurrence in which something (such as a liquid or gas) passes through a hole in a surface

: the amount that is lost when something leaks

: an occurrence in which secret information becomes known

Full Definition of LEAKAGE

a :  the act or process or an instance of leaking
b :  loss of electricity especially due to faulty insulation
:  something or the amount that leaks

Examples of LEAKAGE

  1. trying to prevent accidental leakages
  2. Leakages of about 30 percent were reported.
  3. taking steps to prevent leakage of confidential information

First Known Use of LEAKAGE

15th century


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