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
The boot's sole prevents slippage.
Recent Examples of slippage from the Web
Lew found that Rainey’s skin blisters were not burns, but skin slippage that occurred after his death during the natural decomposition process.
Language will be altered quickly through misuse and slippage.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'slippage'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of slippage
SLIPPAGE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Learn More about slippage
Britannica English: Translation of slippage for Arabic speakers
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up slippage? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).