leakage

noun

leak·​age ˈlē-kij How to pronounce leakage (audio)
1
a
: the act or process or an instance of leaking
b
: loss of electricity especially due to faulty insulation
2
: something or the amount that leaks

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 on the Web The system was pressurized for the hot-fire test, but otherwise valves have been closed as always planned to isolate the helium tanks, eliminating additional leakage. William Harwood, CBS News, 10 July 2024 So the independence of the macro from the micro is not complete: There is some leakage between levels. Quanta Magazine, 10 June 2024 There, 300,000 tons of CO2 were captured and stored offshore in a reservoir below the water’s surface; the government is now monitoring the site for any sign of leakage in another test of CCS’s viability. Nithin Coca, Vox, 4 June 2024 The cups come in two sizes and will hold the fluid without leakage even while doing normal activities throughout the day. Sean Krofssik, Hartford Courant, 29 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for leakage 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of leakage was in the 15th century

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“Leakage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leakage. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

leakage

noun
leak·​age ˈlē-kij How to pronounce leakage (audio)
1
a
: the act, process, or an instance of leaking
b
: loss of electricity due especially to faulty insulation
2
: something or the amount that is lost in a leak

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