Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Deterioration'
- a symptom of reduced quality or strength [syn: impairment]
- process of changing to an inferior state [syn: decline in quality, declension, worsening]
- Deterioration \De*te`ri*o*ra"tion\, n. [LL. deterioratio: cf. F.
The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Deterioration'
Deterioration is a term now commonly used in health care, to describe worsening of a patient's condition. It is often used as a shortened form of 'deterioration not recognised or not acted upon'. Much work to reduce harm from deterioration has been undertaken by the National Patient Safety Agency.
Deterioration, from Latin deteriorare "to make worse", from deterior "lower, worse", may refer to:[See more about Deterioration at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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