leakage Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"leakage" in British English

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leakagenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈliː.kɪdʒ/

leakage noun [C or U] (LIQUID/GAS)

the ​act of ​leaking or the ​leak itself: The leakage was ​traced to an ​oilpipe in the ​cellar. A lot of ​water is ​wasted through leakage.

leakage noun [C or U] (INFORMATION)

making ​knownsecretinformation
(Definition of leakage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"leakage" in American English

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leakagenoun [U]

 us   /ˈli·kɪdʒ/
the ​condition of ​leaking: The ​cause of the leakage of the ​chemical is under ​investigation, he said.
(Definition of leakage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"leakage" in Business English

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leakagenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /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 ​plantmeans that the river remains ​polluted.
→  shrinkage
a ​situation in which ​secretinformation is made known: leakage of sth Three different ​investigations have ​failed to ​trace any leakage of ​information to him.
(Definition of leakage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “leakage”
in Chinese (Simplified) 液体或气体, 泄漏, 渗漏…
in Turkish akıntı, sızıntı, kaçırma…
in Russian утечка, протечка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 液體或氣體, 洩漏, 滲漏…
in Polish przeciekanie, wyciekanie…
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