- an act of leaking; leak.
- something that leaks in or out.
- the amount that leaks in or out.
- Commerce. an allowance for loss by leaking.
- Physics, Electricity. the loss of all or part of a useful agent, as of the electric current that flows through an insulator (leakage current) or of the magnetic flux that passes outside useful flux circuits (leakage flux).
Origin of leakage
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Examples from the Web for leakage
According to Russianoff, leakage is as much a problem on the platforms as it is are inside the cars.Leaky Ceilings, Catcalls, and Uncaged Pythons: 4 Hours on NYC’s Worst Subway
August 8, 2014
But Clapper has also failed fundamentally to stanch the leakage of secrets so emblematic of his tenure atop the community.Spy Chief James Clapper: We Can’t Stop Another Snowden
February 24, 2014
Vose explained that the leakage was due to the roughness of the trail.A Waif of the Mountains
Edward S. Ellis
The amount of leakage is, therefore, in direct proportion to the number of fixtures.Rural Hygiene
Henry N. Ogden
No article of commerce is so liable to waste and leakage as turpentine.Among the Pines
James R. Gilmore
Every fuel hold was filled to capacity, with no leakage and no emanation.
They'd have it heavily shielded—there'll be no leakage at all.
- the act or an instance of leaking
- something that escapes or enters by a leak
- commerce an allowance made for partial loss (of stock, etc) due to leaking
- an undesired flow of electric current, neutrons, etc
- (as modifier)leakage current
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Word Origin and History for leakage
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