Definition of Slippage

1. Noun. A decrease of transmitted power in a mechanical system caused by slipping.

Generic synonyms: Decrease, Decrement

2. Noun. Decline from a standard level of performance or achievement.
Generic synonyms: Decline, Diminution
Derivative terms: Slip

3. Noun. Failing to hold or slipping out of place. "The knots allowed no slippage"
Generic synonyms: Motion, Move, Movement
Derivative terms: Slip

Definition of Slippage

1. n. The act of slipping; also, the amount of slipping.

Definition of Slippage

1. Noun. The act of slipping, especially from a secure location. ¹

2. Noun. The amount something has slipped. ¹

3. Noun. A lessening of performance or achievement. ¹

4. Noun. A decrease in motion, or in the power of a mechanical system due to slipping. ¹

5. Noun. The difference between estimated and actual transaction costs. ¹

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Definition of Slippage

1. a falling off from a standard or level [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slippage

slippage (current term)
slipped capital femoral epiphysis
slipped disc
slipped discs
slipped disk
slipped disks
slipped hernia
slipped tendon
slipped tendon disease
slipper animalcule
slipper chair

Literary usage of Slippage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bookkeeping and Cost Accounting for Factories by William Kent (1918)
"The difference in cost is termed slippage and is included in shop overhead expenses. An allowance for spoiled work, determined for each class or department ..."

2. Railway Engineering by Cecil Brunswick Smith (1899)
"(4) Front outer wheel slips laterally and longitudinally. TABLE VIII. Average slippage per wheel, per 1° Curve 5° Curve. 10' Curve. 20* Curve. ..."

3. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1867)
"... it is so elastic that there is no more than the average loss from " slippage," and no force that has yet been applied has ever caused them to telescope ..."

4. Lenin's Legacy: The Story of the Cpsu by Robert G. Wesson (1978)
"THE slippage OF POWER After the Twenty-Second Congress brought Khrushchev public triumph as the author of the new party program and political frustration in ..."

5. Instruction of Disabled Men in Motion Picture Projection: An Elementary Text by James Ross Cameron (1918)
"... the belt permitting slippage below the maximum speed. It should be carefully noted that the total revolutions made by each of the three sprockets E, I, ..."

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