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English definition of “leakage”

leakage

noun [C or U]     /ˈliːkɪdʒ/
a situation in which a liquid or gas escapes from an opening in a pipe or container , or the amount that escapes : Continued leakage from the plant means that the river remains polluted .
→  shrinkage
a situation in which secret information is made known : leakage of sth Three different investigations have failed to trace any leakage of information to him.
(Definition of leakage noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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