Examples of leakage in a Sentence
trying to prevent accidental leakages
Leakages of about 30 percent were reported.
taking steps to prevent leakage of confidential information
Recent Examples of leakage from the Web
Concerns arose about fracking’s impact on water and the impact of methane gases leakage on the climate.
In fact, this leakage can be designed so perfectly that all the light goes into the ball.
The Astrodome had received a new roof prior to that season due to leakage but that couldn’t stop the lone rain out in the stadium’s history.
Graft Leakage Even if the new legislation succeeds in increasing revenue, leakage of government funds due to graft remain a concern.
Dana Chisholm, a former Waypoint renter in La Mirada, California, says the company never fixed her pool after months of leakage, and that she was served eviction notices after the company never cashed her rent checks.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, has apologized for the data leakage and said the social network needed to do better.
Some studies suggest methane leakage rates of 3 percent from oil and gas operations would erase natural gas’s benefit to reducing climate change relative to coal.
The New York Times points to a 2017 study that found that once the natural gas leakage rate hit between four and five percent of gross US natural gas production, natural gas is about equivalent to burning coal from a climate perspective.
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Financial Definition of LEAKAGE
What It Is
Leakage occurs when money leaves an economy. In the investor relations world, leakage also refers to the unauthorized or unanticipated dissemination of information.
How It Works
Let's say interest rates in Country X suddenly surpass interest rates in Country Y. Money begins to leak out of Country X and into Country Y as investors seek higher returns for the same amount of risk.
Why It Matters
Leakage can have many forms; interest rates are just one way for money to leak out of an economy. High taxes can have the same effect, as can excessive saving or higher interest in purchasing imported goods. In any case, the exit of money from an economy means the businesses in those economies must look for other forms of revenue. The shortage of capital can spur governments to stimulate the economy as a result.
LEAKAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of leakage for English Language Learners
: 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
LEAKAGE Defined for Kids
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