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slippage

Pronunciation: /ˈslɪpɪdʒ/

Translation of slippage in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 u and c (in standards, schedule) baja (feminine), bajón (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable [Technology/Tecnología] patinaje (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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