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Related to leakage: Leakage Current
1. Commerce an allowance made for partial loss (of stock, etc.) due to leaking
a. an undesired flow of electric current, neutrons, etc
b. (as modifier): leakage current
Undesired and gradual escape or entry of a quantity, such as loss of neutrons by diffusion from the core of a nuclear reactor, escape of electromagnetic radiation through joints in shielding, flow of electricity over or through an insulating material, and flow of magnetic lines of force beyond the working region.
An unintentional diversion of ventilation air from its designed path.
A phenomenon occurring in an ion-exchange process in which some influent ions are not adsorbed by the ion-exchange bed and appear in the effluent.