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(Definition of slippage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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slippagenoun [C, usually singular or U]

uk   us   /ˈslɪpɪdʒ/
a ​reduction in the ​level or ​amount of something: Every slippage on the ​stockexchangebrought fear and wild accusations.a slippage in sth Exports will ​offset the slippage in ​domesticdemand. There has been a greater slippage in ​labourstandards in the North than in the South.
a ​failure to ​happen or ​finish on ​time: News of the delay in ​production was not surprising, and ​observers expect further slippage. the slippage of the book's ​publicationdate timetable/​schedule slippage
FINANCE the difference between an expected ​result and the ​realresult: A slippage of about £3 ​billion will be announced by the Treasury this week.margin/revenue slippage The $2 million is not enough to make up for the expected ​revenue slippage.
(Definition of slippage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “slippage”
in Chinese (Simplified) 减少,降低…
in Chinese (Traditional) 減少,降低…
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