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)

Example Sentences

The boot's sole prevents slippage.
Recent Examples on the Web There has been some slippage in SDSU’s defense this season, but the Aztecs were at their best against Nevada. San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Oct. 2022 The oversized handle makes for easy gripping, and the stand is wrapped in silicone for less potential slippage. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 14 July 2022 These socks are up to the task, with plenty of cushion and zero slippage. Mark Stock, Men's Health, 26 Aug. 2022 There was some slippage of Black support in 2020 and, more alarmingly, a bigger drop-off in the party’s winning margins with Hispanics. Michael Sokolove, The New Republic, 15 Sep. 2022 Your site’s meta tags should be meticulously migrated along with your content to prevent slippage in the search engine results pages. Rashad Nasir, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 Throughout the defensive slippage the past two months, the Bulls’ high rate of fouling has flown under the radar as a small but essential advantage for opposing teams. Julia Poe, chicagotribune.com, 7 Mar. 2022 More seriously, however, there’s an unhelpful slippage at the heart of Mounk’s depiction of the woke left. Ian Beacock, The New Republic, 13 July 2022 Diabate's selection is a surprise given his near-universal slippage on mock drafts in recent weeks, most of which removed him from their boards. Michael Cohen, Detroit Free Press, 24 June 2022 See More

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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

Dictionary Entries Near slippage

Cite this Entry

“Slippage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slippage. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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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