Origin of erosion
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Examples from the Web for erosion
Focus on the gays—not on the economy, the erosion of civil society, or the lack of democracy.Egypt’s LGBTs Fight Grindr Crackdown
October 18, 2014
The more socially conservative libertarian-conservatives worry about family cohesion and erosion of religious belief.Up To A Point: My Problem With People Who Agree With Me
P. J. O’Rourke
July 20, 2014
In parts of New York, the storm caused 30 years' worth of erosion in a single blow.Superstorm Who? Sandy’s Hard-Hit Beach Towns Reopen for Business
Eliza Shapiro, Josh Dzieza
May 25, 2013
Tannen sees an erosion of the barriers between public and private conversations.Calling BS on the Surge in Cursing by Beltway Politicians
February 28, 2013
But that erosion among the Grover Norquist pledge-signers is generating significant pushback.Why the Fiscal Cliff Is Causing a Nervous Breakdown on the Right
December 11, 2012
Then, to stop this "erosion," the obturating (sealing) primer came into use.Artillery Through the Ages
At the present rate of erosion it takes 2,640 years to eat away a mile.Evening Round Up
William Crosbie Hunter
There is also decivilization by erosion, and while it's going on, nobody notices it.Space Viking
Henry Beam Piper
From top to bottom we have the unmistakable marks of erosion.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
They vary with the climatic conditions which obtain on the erosion surface.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
- the wearing away of rocks and other deposits on the earth's surface by the action of water, ice, wind, etc
- the act or process of eroding or the state of being eroded
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Word Origin and History for erosion
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Superficial destruction of a surface by friction, pressure, ulceration, or trauma.
- The wearing away of a tooth by chemical or abrasive action.odontolysis
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- The gradual wearing away of land surface materials, especially rocks, sediments, and soils, by the action of water, wind, or a glacier. Usually erosion also involves the transport of eroded material from one place to another, as from the top of a mountain to an adjacent valley, or from the upstream portion of a river to the downstream portion.
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