Associations to the word «Erosion»


EROSION, noun. (uncountable) The result of having been being worn away or eroded, as by a glacier on rock or the sea on a cliff face.
EROSION, noun. (uncountable) The changing of a surface by mechanical action, friction, thermal expansion contraction, or impact.
EROSION, noun. (uncountable) (figurative) The gradual loss of something as a result of an ongoing process.
EROSION, noun. (uncountable) Destruction by abrasive action of fluids.
EROSION, noun. (mathematics) (image processing) One of two fundamental operations in morphological image processing from which all other morphological operations are derived.
EROSION, noun. (dentistry) Loss of tooth enamel due to non-bacteriogenic chemical processes.
EROSION, noun. (medicine) A shallow ulceration or lesion, usually involving skin or epithelial tissue.

Dictionary definition

EROSION, noun. (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it).
EROSION, noun. Condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind.
EROSION, noun. A gradual decline of something; "after the accounting scandal there was an erosion of confidence in the auditors".
EROSION, noun. Erosion by chemical action.

Wise words

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