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English definition of “slippage”

slippage

noun [U] uk   /ˈslɪp.ɪdʒ/ us  
a reduction in the rate, amount, or standard of something: The party leader is said to be concerned at the slippage (= loss of popularity) in the recent opinion polls.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong a failure to happen or finish on time: the slippage of the book's publication date
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