slippage

noun slip·page \ ˈsli-pij \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of slippage

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

  1. The boot's sole prevents slippage.

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First Known Use of slippage

1850


SLIPPAGE Defined for English Language Learners

slippage

noun

Definition of slippage for English Language Learners

  • : a movement downward : an act of moving into a lower or worse condition or state

  • : the act of sliding or slipping


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