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Erosion vs. Weathering

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Erosionnoun

(uncountable) The result of having been worn away or eroded, as by a glacier on rock or the sea on a cliff face.

Weatheringnoun

(obsolete) Weather, especially favourable or fair weather.

Erosionnoun

(uncountable) The changing of a surface by mechanical action, friction, thermal expansion contraction, or impact.

Weatheringnoun

(geology) Mechanical or chemical breaking down of rocks in situ by weather or other causes.

Erosionnoun

The gradual loss of something as a result of an ongoing process.

‘the erosion of a person's trust’; ‘trademark erosion, caused by everyday use of the trademarked term’;

Weatheringnoun

(architecture) A slight inclination given to an approximately horizontal surface to enable it to throw off water.

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Erosionnoun

(uncountable) Destruction by abrasive action of fluids.

Weatheringverb

present participle of weather

Erosionnoun

One of two fundamental operations in morphological image processing from which all other morphological operations are derived.

Weatheringnoun

The action of the elements on a rock in altering its color, texture, or composition, or in rounding off its edges.

Erosionnoun

(dentistry) Loss of tooth enamel due to non-bacteriogenic chemical processes.

Weathering

Weathering is the breaking down of rocks, soils, and minerals as well as wood and artificial materials through contact with water, atmospheric gases, and biological organisms. Weathering occurs in situ (on site, with little or no movement), and should not be confused with erosion, which involves the transport of rocks and minerals by agents such as water, ice, snow, wind, waves and gravity.

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Erosionnoun

(medicine) A shallow ulceration or lesion, usually involving skin or epithelial tissue.

Erosionnoun

(math) In morphology, a basic operation (denoted ⊖); see Erosion (morphology).

Erosionnoun

The act or operation of eroding or eating away.

Erosionnoun

The state of being eaten away; corrosion; canker.

Erosionnoun

The wearing away of the earth's surface by any natural process. The chief agent of erosion is running water; minor agents are glaciers, the wind, and waves breaking against the coast.

Erosionnoun

a gradual reduction or lessening as if by an erosive force; as, erosion of political support due to scandal; erosion of buying power by inflation.

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Erosionnoun

(geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)

Erosionnoun

condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind

Erosionnoun

a gradual decline of something;

‘after the accounting scandal there was an erosion of confidence in the auditors’;

Erosionnoun

erosion by chemical action

Erosion

In earth science, erosion is the action of surface processes (such as water flow or wind) that removes soil, rock, or dissolved material from one location on the Earth's crust, and then transports it to another location. Erosion is distinct from weathering which involves no movement.

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