[ lee-kij ]
/ ˈli kɪdʒ /


an act of leaking; leak.
something that leaks in or out.
the amount that leaks in or out.
Commerce. an allowance for loss by leaking.
Physics, Electricity. the loss of all or part of a useful agent, as of the electric current that flows through an insulator (leakage current) or of the magnetic flux that passes outside useful flux circuits (leakage flux).

Origin of leakage

First recorded in 1480–90; leak + -age

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British Dictionary definitions for leakage

/ (ˈliːkɪdʒ) /


the act or an instance of leaking
something that escapes or enters by a leak
commerce an allowance made for partial loss (of stock, etc) due to leaking
  1. an undesired flow of electric current, neutrons, etc
  2. (as modifier)leakage current