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slippage

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishslippageslip‧page /ˈslɪpɪdʒ/ noun [countable, uncountable] 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 lowerslippage in/of slippage in sales3 SLIDEwhen something slips snow slippage
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slippagea slippage in profitsAlso, the material when embanked would be liable to settlement and slippage.Any slippage in the heel of the shoe means it is too big.The Labour vote suffered a double slippage.He can come close, perhaps, but the closer he comes, the greater the risk of slippage.Winter storms undercut the cliff base, then wash away thousands of tonnes of slippage in a single night.We may in fact anticipate some slippage in the timetable as a result of two factors.With the renewed economic reform drive of 1992, Li experienced some slippage.Some slippage in deadlines is to be expected when overhauling something as complicated as an operating system.The trend was upward, with 29 applicants improving their standing and just eight suffering slippage.slippage in/ofIt is the catastrophic slippage in public respect which blows the minds of the apparatus.The polls show a certain slippage in support for the death penalty.But a decline in the third quarter was followed by further slippage in the fourth - a new trend.Winter storms undercut the cliff base, then wash away thousands of tonnes of slippage in a single night.We may in fact anticipate some slippage in the timetable as a result of two factors.Some slippage in deadlines is to be expected when overhauling something as complicated as an operating system.The slippage of support for universalism, equality, and public services was illustrated in comments made by Roy Jenkins.
From Longman Business Dictionaryslippageslip‧page /ˈslɪpɪdʒ/ noun [uncountable]1a reduction in a level of activity, amount etcThe central bank is prepared to ease interest rates further if the economy shows signs of slippage.Last week’s slippage in bond prices followed a nearly 13-week rise.2when calculations are not exact because some figures can only be guessedOpinion poll reliability is affected by slippage. Not all voters bother to respond, for example.3FINANCE when investments are bought at higher prices or sold at lower prices than those wantedOne way to minimize slippage is to avoid placing orders on the open or the close of a trading session because of volatility (=fast and frequent price changes).
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