Definitions of erosion

  1. erosion by chemical action Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. a gradual decline of something; "after the accounting scandal there was an erosion of confidence in the auditors" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. The act or operation of eroding or eating away. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The wearing away of the earth's surface by any natural process. The chief agent of erosion is running water; minor agents are glaciers, the wind, and waves breaking against the coast. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act of wearing away; gradual destruction or eating away. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. The act or operation of eating or wearing away: specifically, in med. the gradual destruction of the substance of a part by ulceration, or by increased action of the absorbents, whether spontaneous or excited by the action of some irritating substance: the state of being eaten or worn away; corrosion; canker. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. The wearing away of rocks, as by water. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The act or operation of eating away; the state of being eaten away; the action of a stream in hollowing out its channel. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. The act of gradually wearing away; the state of being gradually worn away. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Decay which usually starts at the apex of many gastropod shells. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for erosion

  1. In many of the canons where water flows continuously, effects are produced that are exactly the opposite of those ascribed to water erosion – Arizona Sketches by Joseph A. Munk
  2. A " hogback," be it understood, is a rugged rocky mound, carved by weather erosion – The Free Range by Francis William Sullivan