[ slip-ij ]
/ ˈslɪp ɪdʒ /


an act or instance of slipping.
an amount or extent of slipping.
failure to maintain an expected level, fulfill a goal, meet a deadline, etc.; loss, decline, or delay; a falling off.
Machinery. the amount of work dissipated by slipping of parts, excess play, etc.

Origin of slippage

First recorded in 1840–50; slip1 + -age Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for slippage

/ (ˈslɪpɪdʒ) /


the act or an instance of slipping
the amount of slipping or the extent to which slipping occurs
  1. an instance of not reaching a norm, target, etc
  2. the extent of this
the power lost in a mechanical device or system as a result of slipping
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