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.
First Known Use of slippage
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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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