Erosion

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Erosion Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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

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  • (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" ,
  • erosion by chemical action

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Erosion Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


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Temperature changes cause pieces of rock to flake away from the surface. Also, the acid in rainwater dissolves rocks containing calcium carbonate. These processes are called weathering.



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* I am years gone from my family and miles away ... but they raid by telephone with jarring suddenness they have the cyclic constancy of a mortgage and they are inevitable and relentless, like the erosion of my remaining youth. Like certain frightening dreams, my family returns. - Jerrold Mundis


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