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slippage

noun
     
slip‧page [uncountable and countable] formal
1 failure to do something at the planned time, at the planned cost etc:
Slippage on any job will entail slippage on the overall project.
2 when something becomes worse or lower
slippage in/of
slippage in sales
3 when something slips:
snow slippage

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