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1. The amount of liquid within a container that is lost, as by leakage, during shipment or storage.
2. The amount by which a container, such as a bottle, cask, or tank, falls short of being full.
[Middle English ulage, from Old French ouillage, from ouiller, to fill up a cask, from ouil, eye, bunghole, from Latin oculus, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Commerce) the volume by which a liquid container falls short of being full
a. the quantity of liquid lost from a container due to leakage or evaporation
b. (in customs terminology) the amount of liquid remaining in a container after such loss
3. (Commerce) to create ullage in
4. (Commerce) to determine the amount of ullage in
5. (Commerce) to fill up ullage in
[C15: from Old French ouillage filling of a cask, from ouiller to fill a cask, from ouil eye, from Latin oculus eye]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
the amount by which the contents fall short of filling a container, as a cask or bottle.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French ulliage; Old French ouillage,(h)eullage wine needed to fill a cask]
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Past participle: ullaged
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ullage[ˈʌlɪdʒ] N (Customs) (= loss) → merma f; (= amount remaining) → atestadura f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n → Leckage f, → Flüssigkeitsschwund m
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