from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of leaking.
  • noun Something that escapes by leaking.
  • noun An amount lost as the result of leaking.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A leaking; a passing, of a fluid, etc., by or as if by leaking.
  • noun The quantity of a fluid that enters or escapes by leaking; loss from leaking: as, the leakage amounts to so much.
  • noun In com., an allowance of a certain rate per cent. for the leaking of casks, or waste by leaking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A leaking; also, the quantity that enters or issues by leaking.
  • noun (Com.) An allowance of a certain rate per cent for the leaking of casks, or waste of liquors by leaking.
  • noun (Elec.) A leak{3}; also; the quantity of electricity thus wasted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun an act of leaking, or something that leaks
  • noun the amount lost due to a leak
  • noun an undesirable flow of electric current through insulation
  • noun loss of retail stock, especially due to theft

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the discharge of a fluid from some container


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