droppage

/drop"ij/, n.
1. an amount dropped or wasted during application, installation, etc.: Mix some extra plaster to allow for droppage.
2. the amount of fruit that falls from a tree before ripening: Storms greatly increased the droppage of oranges this year.
3. the act or an instance of dropping: glassware that is not insured against droppage.
[DROP + -AGE]

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