Erosion

Definition of Erosion

E`ro´sion
n.1.The act or operation of eroding or eating away.
2.The state of being eaten away; corrosion; canker.
3.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.
4.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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