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ˈwɛð ər ɪŋweath·er·ing

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  1. weatheringnoun

    Weather, especially favourable or fair weather.

    Etymology: From wederyng, equivalent to .

  2. weatheringnoun

    Mechanical or chemical breaking down of rocks in situ by weather or other causes.

    Etymology: From wederyng, equivalent to .

  3. weatheringnoun

    A slight inclination given to an approximately horizontal surface to enable it to throw off water.

    Etymology: From wederyng, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Weathering

    of Weather

  2. Weatheringnoun

    the action of the elements on a rock in altering its color, texture, or composition, or in rounding off its edges

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  1. Weathering

    Weathering is the breaking down of rocks, soils and minerals as well as artificial materials through contact with the Earth's atmosphere, biota and waters. Weathering occurs in situ, or "with no movement", and thus should not be confused with erosion, which involves the movement of rocks and minerals by agents such as water, ice, snow, wind, waves and gravity. Two important classifications of weathering processes exist – physical and chemical weathering; each sometimes involves a biological component. Mechanical or physical weathering involves the breakdown of rocks and soils through direct contact with atmospheric conditions, such as heat, water, ice and pressure. The second classification, chemical weathering, involves the direct effect of atmospheric chemicals or biologically produced chemicals in the breakdown of rocks, soils and minerals. The materials left over after the rock breaks down combined with organic material creates soil. The mineral content of the soil is determined by the parent material, thus a soil derived from a single rock type can often be deficient in one or more minerals for good fertility, while a soil weathered from a mix of rock types often makes more fertile soil. In addition many of Earth's landforms and landscapes are the result of weathering processes combined with erosion and re-deposition.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of weathering in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of weathering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of weathering in a Sentence

  1. Kenneth Angielczyk:

    They were found on the surface of rock outcrops we were prospecting for fossils, they had already undergone some weathering, which is reflected by the fact that neither specimen is complete.

  2. Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer:

    While the dollar's appreciation and foreign weakness have been a sizable shock, the U.S. economy appears to be weathering them reasonably well.

  3. Ryan Sweet:

    Manufacturing is clearly weathering this wave of confirmed COVID-19 cases better than occurred earlier this year, manufacturers are busy, as there is a need to rebuild inventories and demand for consumer goods remains strong, for now.

  4. Harriett Baldwin:

    Financial markets are capable of weathering challenges, they adapt quickly and they find new opportunities.

  5. Raphael Bostic:

    It is hard for me to say exactly what the right number is. There is so much uncertainty going on right now, what I am looking at right now...is what is happening over the next six months, 12 months, and trying to get a sense of where businesses are, get a sense of how families are weathering the storm...and what we’ll look like in the summer time when I am hopeful that so much of the vaccine will be through the population.

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