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"leakage" in British English

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leakagenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈliː.kɪdʒ/ us   /ˈliː.kɪdʒ/
the act of leaking or the leak itself: The leakage was traced to an oil pipe in the cellar. A lot of water is wasted through leakage.
(Definition of leakage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)
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