HyperDic: attrition

English > 5 senses of the word attrition:
NOUNprocessattrition, abrasion, corrasion, detritionerosion by friction
phenomenonattrition, grinding, abrasion, detritionthe wearing down of rock / rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
feelingattrition, contrition, contritenesssorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation
eventattritiona wearing down to weaken or destroy
actattritionthe act of rubbing together
attrition > pronunciation
Soundsahtrih'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > attrition: 5 senses > noun 1, process
Meaningerosion by friction.
Synonymsabrasion, corrasion, detrition
Broadererosion, eroding, eating away, wearing, wearing away(geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
Spanishabrasión, corrasion, corrosión, desgaste, rozadura
Catalanabrasió
Adjectivesattritionalrelating to or caused by attrition
English > attrition: 5 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningThe wearing down of rock / rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice.
Synonymsgrinding, abrasion, detrition
Broaderfriction, rubbingThe resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
Spanishabrasión
Catalanabrasió
Adjectivesattritionalrelating to or caused by attrition
English > attrition: 5 senses > noun 3, feeling
Meaningsorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation.
Synonymscontrition, contriteness
Broadersorrow, regret, rue, ruefulnesssadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
Spanisharrepentimiento, contrición, remordimiento
Catalancontrició, remordiment
English > attrition: 5 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningA wearing down to weaken or destroy.
Example"a war of attrition"
Broaderdecrease, lessening, drop-offA change downward
Adjectivesattritionalrelating to or caused by attrition
English > attrition: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of rubbing together; wearing something down by friction.
Broaderfriction, detrition, rubbingeffort expended in moving one object over another with pressure
Spanishrozadura
Catalanfregament
Adjectivesattritionalrelating to or caused by attrition

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