leakage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

leak +‎ -age

Noun[edit]

leakage (countable and uncountable, plural leakages)

  1. An act of leaking, or something that leaks.
  2. The amount lost due to a leak.
  3. An undesirable flow of electric current through insulation.
  4. Loss of retail stock, especially due to theft.
  5. (sound recording) The situation where sound is picked up by a microphone from a source other than that which is intended.
  6. (economics) The loss of revenue generated by tourism to the economies of other countries.

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