Definition of slippage in English:


Line breaks: slip|page
Pronunciation: /ˈslɪpɪdʒ


[mass noun]
  • 1The action or process of slipping or subsiding: £16 million has been spent on cracks and slippage
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    • The registration process creates slippage: each of the four colors, plus black, are printed over one another.
    • This suggests that some process other than enzyme slippage is contributing to the high level of diversity in this region.
    • Microsatellite lengths change over evolutionary time through a process of replication slippage.
  • 1.1Failure to meet a standard or deadline; the extent of this: slippage on any job will entail slippage on the overall project
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    • The experience of defence equipment procurement in the UK since the second world war is a story liberally strewn with cost overruns and timetable slippages, often on a massive scale.
    • These included streamlining training practices and eliminating slippages in deliveries.
    • The aftermath of a terrorist attack is the riskiest time for such slippages.

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