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[lee-kij] /ˈli kɪdʒ/
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
1480-90; leak + -age Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for leakage
  • For now, oil leakage seems to be under control and response teams are mitigating what damage has already been done.
  • It's unclear whether human-induced climate change is causing the leakage.
  • While the leakage has stopped for the moment, the long term consequences remain unknown.
  • The pants kept me totally try, no issues at all with water leakage.
  • Everybody can see everybody else-everything's done live, and there's leakage all over the place.
  • Because if the condom was too big, there might be a little leakage.
  • Noticeable, albeit slight, leakage after a few seconds in a bathtub.
  • Semi-open design means some sonic leakage, so anyone sitting next to you will be listening to your music, too.
  • Then outfit it with an industrial refrigerator door to eliminate sound leakage.
  • Finally, leakage in the cable's primitive insulation was inevitable.
British Dictionary definitions for leakage


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
  1. an undesired flow of electric current, neutrons, etc
  2. (as modifier): leakage current
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Word Origin and History for leakage

late 15c., from leak (v.) + -age.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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