Definition of leakage in English:

leakage

Line breaks: leak|age
Pronunciation: /ˈliːkɪdʒ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1The accidental admission or escape of liquid or gas through a hole or crack: we’re saving water by reducing leakage [count noun]: there have been no leakages of radioactive material
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  • He said he believed that the cracks and the water leakages were caused by " internal structural problems’.
  • Water leakages had been reduced dramatically.
  • This project was aimed at identifying leakages which would reduce both water pilferage and contamination.
1.1 Physics The gradual escape of an electric charge or current, or magnetic flux: check for voltage leakage from every possible source [as modifier]: leakage currents
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  • Non-destructive testing services also will be available, including eddy current, flux leakage and ultrasonic inspection.
  • Negative charge is generally carried to the surface by leakage currents and lightning strikes beneath clouds.
  • Their use is not recommended for many reasons, including electrical current leakage.
2Deliberate disclosure of confidential information: suspicion as to the source of the leakage had fallen on a variety of people the constant leakage of the party’s executive minutes to the papers
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  • And even that never would have happened if not for the fact that California has a law requiring disclosure of leakage of personal information.
  • A recent survey ranked confidential information leakage as the major content issue facing corporations, after spam.
  • Researchers at Imperial College, London are developing mathematical and programming techniques to better assess the extent that systems prevent the leakage of confidential information.

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