Origin of attrition
OTHER WORDS FROM attritionat·tri·tion·al, adjectiveat·tri·tive [uh-trahy-tiv], /əˈtraɪ tɪv/, adjectivein·ter·at·tri·tion, noun
How to use attrition in a sentence
Other pro sports leagues have concluded in bubbles to control some of the unknowns, to make sure their championships aren’t influenced by coronavirus attrition.The coronavirus has turned the NFL into a joke, and nobody should be laughing|Jerry Brewer|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
Sun Country announced last month that it was cutting a little more than 100 jobs, or about 7 percent of its workforce, largely through attrition and hiring freezes.Treasury emergency aid loan goes to airline backed by Amazon and Apollo, showing government’s long reach|Yeganeh Torbati|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
There’s largely been a fast-forwarding of the natural attrition of the city.
“We expect to reduce the size of our workforce through a combination of attrition, the elimination of open roles, and job displacements,” a Wells Fargo spokesperson told Bloomberg.Wells Fargo cuts jobs as the pandemic and penalties for past scandals take their toll|reymashayekhi|August 21, 2020|Fortune
The reasons for this could be many, including attrition, desertion, and disease.History of the Crusades: Origins, Politics, and Crusaders|Dattatreya Mandal|March 23, 2020|Realm of History
This was a long, gutsy, attritional game played by two flawed teams who failed to force enough shots on goal.Argentina Drops the Netherlands on Penalties in World Cup Semifinal|Tunku Varadarajan|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The hard, attritional fight comes in holding the ground often relatively cheaply taken.