Meaning of “leakage” in the English Dictionary

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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 /ˈliːkɪdʒ/ us

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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)