Meaning of LEAKAGE in English


/lee"kij/ , n.

1. an act of leaking; leak.

2. something that leaks in or out.

3. the amount that leaks in or out.

4. Com. an allowance for loss by leaking.

5. Physics , Elect. 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) .

[ 1480-90; LEAK + -AGE ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .