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English definition of “slippage”


noun [U]     /ˈslɪp.ɪdʒ/
a reduction in the rate , amount , or standard of something: The party leader is said to be concerned at the slippage (= loss of popularity ) in the recent opinion polls .Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong a failure to happen or finish on time : the slippage of the book's publication date
(Definition of slippage noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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