slippage

noun

slip·​page ˈsli-pij How to pronounce slippage (audio)
1
: an act, instance, or process of slipping
2
: a loss in transmission of power
also : the difference between theoretical and actual output (as of power)

Examples of slippage in a Sentence

The boot's sole prevents slippage.
Recent Examples on the Web Following the disaster, TSMC strengthened the ceilings of its facilities with bracings and added stoppers to its tower stocker shelves to prevent slippage. Sasha Rogelberg, Fortune, 3 Apr. 2024 But losses to the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Sacramento Kings underscored slippage in execution and maybe some waning attention. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 29 Feb. 2024 Offices are full of people attempting to adhere to abstract codes of behavior—bring your whole self to work; leave your personal life at the door—with ample opportunity for slippage. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, 20 Jan. 2024 Our survey demonstrates that such slippage is rooted in popular support. Clifford Young, Fortune, 28 Feb. 2024 Unlike their defense, the Clippers have shown no slippage offensively. Janis Carr, Orange County Register, 6 Feb. 2024 While Maddy embraces this slippage and comes into her own, Owen retreats further and further into a town and a body he’s never felt quite at home in. Cat Cardenas, Rolling Stone, 27 Jan. 2024 But even the brand suggests the use of a damp towel underneath the OG cutting boards to prevent slippage. Kat Thompson, Bon Appétit, 31 Oct. 2023 Sharp knives, on the other hand, need very little pressure to easily move through food, significantly reducing the risk of slippage. Christina Manian, Rdn, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Oct. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

slip entry 1 + -age

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of slippage was in 1850

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Cite this Entry

“Slippage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slippage. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

slippage

noun
slip·​page ˈslip-ij How to pronounce slippage (audio)
1
: an act, instance, or process of slipping
2
: a loss in transmission of power

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