Pronunciation: (drop'ij), [key]
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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.