Definitions for Erosionɪˈroʊ ʒən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act or process of eroding.
the state of being eroded.
the process by which the surface of the earth is worn away by the action of water, glaciers, winds, waves, etc.
Origin of erosion:
1535–45; < L ērōsiō. See erode , -tion
erosion, eroding, eating away, wearing, wearing away(noun)
(geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind
a gradual decline of something
"after the accounting scandal there was an erosion of confidence in the auditors"
corrosion, corroding, erosion(noun)
erosion by chemical action
The result of having been being worn away or eroded, as by a glacier on rock or the sea on a cliff face
The changing of a surface by mechanical action, friction, thermal expansion contraction, or impact.
Destruction by abrasive action of fluids.
One of two fundamental operations in morphological image processing from which all other morphological operations are derived.
Loss of tooth enamel due to non-bacteriogenic chemical processes.
A shallow ulceration or lesion, usually involving skin or epithelial tissue.
Origin: From erosio, derived from erodere, possibly via erosionem and Middle French erosion.
the act or operation of eroding or eating away
the state of being eaten away; corrosion; canker
Translations for Erosion
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to eat or wear away (metals etc); to destroy gradually
Acids erode certain metals; Water has eroded the rock; The individual's right to privacy is being eroded.
- تأكُّل، تآكُل، تَعْرِيَهArabic
- erosãoPortuguese (BR)
- die ErosionGerman
- erosion; udhulningDanish
- कटाव, क्षरणHindi
- veðrun, eyðing, uppblásturIcelandic
- 腐  食Japanese
- erosjon, nedbrytingNorwegian
- دتوږنې عمليه، داحتكال عملPashto
- frätning, nötning, erosionSwedish
- aşın(dır)ma, erozyonTurkish
- 侵蝕Chinese (Trad.)
- ерозія; роз'їданняUkrainian
- گھسنے ، ریجھنے کا عملUrdu
- sự xói mòn; sự ăn mònVietnamese
- 侵蚀Chinese (Simp.)
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