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Abrasion vs. Attrition

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Abrasionnoun

The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction.

Attritionnoun

Wearing or grinding down by friction.

Abrasionnoun

(obsolete) The substance thus rubbed off; debris.

Attritionnoun

The gradual reduction in a tangible or intangible resource due to causes that are passive and do not involve productive use of the resource.

Abrasionnoun

(geology) The effect of mechanical erosion of rock, especially a river bed, by rock fragments scratching and scraping it.

Attritionnoun

(human resources) A gradual, natural reduction in membership or personnel, as through retirement, resignation, or death.

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Abrasionnoun

An abraded, scraped, or worn area.

Attritionnoun

(sciences) The loss of participants during an experiment.

Abrasionnoun

(medicine) A superficial wound caused by scraping; an area of skin where the cells on the surface have been scraped or worn away.

Attritionnoun

(theology) Imperfect contrition or remorse.

Abrasionnoun

(dentistry) The wearing away of the surface of the tooth by chewing.

Attritionnoun

(dentistry) The wearing of teeth due to their grinding.

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Abrasionnoun

The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction; as, the abrasion of coins.

Attritionnoun

(linguistics) The loss of a first or second language or a portion of that language.

Abrasionnoun

The substance rubbed off.

Attritionverb

(transitive) To grind or wear down through friction.

‘attritioned teeth; attritioned rock’;

Abrasionnoun

A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds.

Attritionverb

(transitive) To reduce the number of (jobs or workers) by not hiring new employees to fill positions that become vacant (often with out).

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Abrasionnoun

an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

Attritionverb

(intransitive) To undergo a reduction in number.

‘The cohort of one hundred students had attritioned to sixty by the end of secondary school.’;

Abrasionnoun

erosion by friction

Attritionnoun

The act of rubbing together; friction; the act of wearing by friction, or by rubbing substances together; abrasion.

‘Effected by attrition of the inward stomach.’;

Abrasionnoun

the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice

Attritionnoun

The state of being worn.

Abrasionnoun

the process of scraping or wearing something away

‘the metal is resistant to abrasion’;

Attritionnoun

Grief for sin arising only from fear of punishment or feelings of shame. See Contrition.

Abrasionnoun

an area damaged by scraping or wearing away

‘there were cuts and abrasions to the lips and jaw’;

Attritionnoun

erosion by friction

Attritionnoun

the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice

Attritionnoun

sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation

Attritionnoun

a wearing down to weaken or destroy;

‘a war of attrition’;

Attritionnoun

the act of rubbing together; wearing something down by friction

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