slippage


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slippage

[′slip·ij]
(engineering)
The leakage of fluid between the plunger and the bore of a pump piston. Also known as slippage loss.
(petroleum engineering)
The movement of gas past or through a liquid-phase reservoir front; this movement occurs instead of driving the liquid forward; it can exist in gas-drive reservoirs or in gas-lift oil-well bores.
(textiles)
A fabric defect on which warp threads slip over filling threads or vice versa as a result of loose weaving or of unevenly matched yarns.

slippage

In built-up roofing, the lateral movement between adjacent plies; esp. occurs on sloping roofs.
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He also called on the state to come up with solutions to stop the land slippage.
The purpose of work is to investigate the dependencies of the slippage of driving wheels and the weight utilization coefficient of a tractor and trailer on acceleration and constant speed regimes.
High backpressure can also be a culprit in screw stalling or slippage.
In Surprised in Translation, Caws examines instances of slippage in Mallarme's own translations into the French and translations of Mallarme into English, translations into the French of Virginia Woolf's work, Pound's translations of Rimbaud and Arnaut Daniel, translations by Samuel Beckett, and Bonnefoy's translations of Shakespeare, Keats, and Yeats.
The method rests on the detection of a distribution change in pressure between gripper fingers at the object slippage.
0 or larger were generated by slippage along the areas faults, a rate of one quake every 4 years.
Some operators want to make sure there's no slippage.
The system also detects front wheel slippage and automatically adjusts rear wheel torque accordingly.
This is not a slippage in meaning, but rather amplification, making use of what the rhetoricians called figurative speech, allegorical and metonymical in its forms.
A spokesman at the Central Bank said the latest slippage resulted from excess liquidity in the market and concerns in the system about the international rating agency Standard & Poor's recent negative outlook for Jamaica.
Rising prices indicate that a shortage of available units rather than uncertain economic conditions accounts for the slippage in sales activity her as well as elsewhere.
On the steepest pitches, deep profiles within the drainage boards were used to secure the 'base' of the soil build-up against slippage.