HyperDic: erosion

English > 4 senses of the word erosion:
NOUNprocesserosion, eroding, eating away, wearing, wearing away(geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
stateerosioncondition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind
processerosiona gradual decline of something
processerosion, corrosion, corrodingerosion by chemical action
erosion > pronunciation
Soundsihrow'zhahn
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English > erosion: 4 senses > noun 1, process
Meaning(geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it).
Synonymseroding, eating away, wearing, wearing away
CategorygeologyA science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks / rocks
NarrowerablationThe erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers
abrasion, attrition, corrasion, detritionerosion by friction
beach erosionThe erosion of beaches
chatter markmarks on a glaciated rock / rock caused by the movement of a glacier
deflation(geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks / rocks being removed by the wind
planationThe process of erosion whereby a level surface is produced
soil erosionThe washing away of soil by the flow of water
Broadergeological process, geologic process(geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified
Spanisherosión
Catalanerosió
Verbseroderemove soil or rock
English > erosion: 4 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningCondition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind.
Broaderenvironmental conditionThe state of the environment
Spanisherosión
Verbseroderemove soil or rock
erodebecome ground down or deteriorate
English > erosion: 4 senses > noun 3, process
MeaningA gradual decline of something.
Example"after the accounting scandal there was an erosion of confidence in the auditors"
Broaderdecline, diminutionchange toward something smaller or lower
Spanisherosión
English > erosion: 4 senses > noun 4, process
Meaningerosion by chemical action.
Synonymscorrosion, corroding
Narrowerpitting, roughness, indentationThe formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion
rust, rustingThe formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water
Broaderchemical process, chemical change, chemical action(chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
Spanishcorrosión, corrosivo, desgaste, erosión
Catalancorrosió, desgast, erosió

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