leakage Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “leakage” in the English Dictionary

"leakage" in British English

See all translations

leakagenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈliː.kɪdʒ/
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.
making ​knownsecretinformation
(Definition of leakage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"leakage" in American English

See all translations

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

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of leakage?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“leakage” in British English

“leakage” in Business English

Word of the Day

fire-eater

a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More