from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of slipping, especially movement away from an original or secure place.
- n. The amount or extent of slipping.
- n. A decline in level, performance, or achievement.
- n. Loss of motion or power because of slipping.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of slipping, especially from a secure location.
- n. The amount something has slipped.
- n. A lessening of performance or achievement.
- n. A decrease in motion, or in the power of a mechanical system due to slipping.
- n. The difference between estimated and actual transaction costs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of slipping; also, the amount of slipping.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of slipping; also, in mech., the amount of slip.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. failing to hold or slipping out of place
- n. decline from a standard level of performance or achievement
- n. a decrease of transmitted power in a mechanical system caused by slipping
That kind of slippage is repeatedly justified by saying that there's no time for deliberations, for archaic constitutional procedures.
Most of the president's slippage is among Republicans; their approval of his work overall has dropped by 16 points since April, from 36 percent then to 20 percent now.
Most of the president's slippage is among Republicans; their approval of his work overall has dropped by 16 points since April and this from ABC news poll.
Among all Americans, the slippage is even greater - from 59 percent in February to just 35 percent today.
Meanwhile, Ross Walker, U.K. economist at Royal Bank of Scotland, said it's unlikely that any near-term slippage in implementing cuts will fundamentally undermine market confidence.
We were forewarned by their word slippage during the campaign of '08.
Most of the bloggers talking about it seem to have assumed that it approaches perfect precision, which actually does set up a paradox at an idealized equilibrium, in that the starving ass, undeniably motivated to eat something, would be unable actually to eat anything because there would be no 'slippage' - randomness, say, or indeterminacy - for acting one way or another.
I did, but I also allowed myself some "slippage" - what the industry calls the profits lost to sneaky bartenders.
This video shows San Diego fire officials are calling a slippage of land.
This video shows what San Diego fire officials are calling a slippage of land.
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