AskDefine | Define slippage

Dictionary Definition



1 a decrease of transmitted power in a mechanical system caused by slipping
2 decline from a standard level of performance or achievement
3 failing to hold or slipping out of place; "the knots allowed no slippage"

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The act of slipping, especially from a secure location.
  2. The amount something has slipped.
  3. A lessening of performance or achievement.
  4. A decrease in motion, or in the power of a mechanical system due to slipping.
  5. The difference between estimated and actual transaction costs.

Extensive Definition

Slippage is any undesired movement.
Slippage can also refer to:

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