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[drop-ij] /ˈdrɒp ɪdʒ/
an amount dropped or wasted during application, installation, etc.:
Mix some extra plaster to allow for droppage.
the amount of fruit that falls from a tree before ripening:
Storms greatly increased the droppage of oranges this year.
the act or an instance of dropping:
glassware that is not insured against droppage.
Origin of droppage Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Loss from fruit droppage to harvest is projected at last season's level.
  • Transportation shall be accomplished in such a way as to prevent any violent manipulation or droppage of the transport container.
  • Fruit droppage is reported to be higher than average.
  • However, loss from droppage is still near the minimum.
  • Blueberries suffered from splitting and some fruit droppage was reported.
  • The reduction is a result of fruit blown off the trees and a slightly increased droppage rate for fruit remaining on the trees.
  • droppage continued at an above average rate and the projected final droppage is slightly above the previous projection.

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