Deterioration

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Deterioration Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    deterioration n
  1. a symptom of reduced quality or strength [syn: impairment]
  2. process of changing to an inferior state [syn: decline in quality, declension, worsening]
Deterioration Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Deterioration \De*te`ri*o*ra"tion\, n. [LL. deterioratio: cf. F. d['e]t['e]rioration.] The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.
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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:

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  • Trade Deficit in U.S. Unexpectedly Widened in February
    The deterioration in trade will further depress economic growth in the first quarter, which was already suffering from a slowdowns in consumer spending and manufacturing caused by unusually harsh winter weather. Read more on this news related to 'Deterioration'
  • Russia warned over Ukraine stance
    Russia faces a long-term deterioration in its relations with the rest of the world - with serious consequences for its economy - if it continues to de-stabilise Ukraine, Foreign Secretary William Hague has said. Read more on this news related to 'Deterioration'
  • Moody's warns of rise in bad loans
    Moody’s Analytics on Tuesday cautioned that a deterioration in credit conditions is already being felt in India, where slower economic growth and rising interest rates have made it tougher for bor... Read more on this news related to 'Deterioration'

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